Can I have an angelfish\compatibility? 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by fbn, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    My Fish:
    2 killifish
    2 danios..Might give them away.
    1 Female GBR
    1 SAE
    2 platies...hope to get 2 or 3 more
    7 corys

    Will the Angelfish and GBR be fine together? My tank really needs one bigger fish to bring it all together. I'd love to get an angelfish. I might start looking around for the perfect one :) Thanks!!
  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Is the Betta still in that tank?
    The angelfish and the one GBR should be fine.
  3. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    No he is not. Just a note about the danios...if they are nippy...I will get rid of them. Thanks a lot!
  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Welcome :) Please update your aquarium info please :)
  5. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    I would also say that a 29gal will eventually be too small for even one angelfish. I have a friend who temporarily has his two full-grown angelfish in his 29gal and they are WAY too big for the tank. Just keep in mind that adult angelfish get to be approximately 6" long and abut 9-10" tall, so they really need a taller tank than an 18" 29gal.
  6. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Well, are there any dwarf varieties then??
  7. Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    No, there is no dwart freshwater angels. sorry.. but there isn't many standard size tanks taller then 18 - 20 inchs. so if your just doing one.. go for it. jmho
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  8. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Ugh...that's not cool. I really really really wanted an angel!!
  9. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    You can still get one, just be prepared for it to get too big to be comfortable in your tank by the time it's full-grown. :)

    As an aside, I have a 46gal bowfront tank that is 24" tall, so yes, readily available tanks DO come in heights greater than 18-20". I got mine at a yard sale for $50 and it came with a light fixture, Penguin filter, and a whole bunch of miscellaneous extras.
  10. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    I think if you have no danios, the rest should be fine IMO :)
  11. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Great!! My hunt shall begin for the perfect Angel :)
  12. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    some advice when getting one :)
    bring an extra vial to get a tube of their water....test the ph to your ph because angels are super sensitive to different ph's and if its a huge difference, make sure you take a good hour or more to acclimate....:)
  13. Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    20 high,29,30,40 breeder,55,75,125 gal tanks.18-20 in thats why i said "Standard".
  14. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Okay, thanks a lot!! I'll have to make sure I do that!
  15. pepetjWell Known MemberMember

    If SAE stands for Siamese Algae Eater I would give this potentially nasty fish away.

    I don't know why bassdonediva considers a 29gal tank as too small even for one Angelfish. Properly set, a 20gal tall seems ideal for breeding Angelfish. I would dare to keep paired-off Angelfish in a 29gal with mostly substrate dwellers, like Corydoras species (e.g. Julii, Panda, Bronze et al) and/or small peaceful loaches (Kuhli, Yo-yo... beware of the Skunk loach!)

    Santo Domingo
  16. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    You have mistaken the SAE with CAE. The Chinese Algae eater is the aggressive one. SAE are nice community fish.
  17. pepetjWell Known MemberMember


    Santo Domingo