29 Gallon Tank Can I have an angelfish\compatibility?

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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!!
 

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Is the Betta still in that tank?
The angelfish and the one GBR should be fine.
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No he is not. Just a note about the danios...if they are nippy...I will get rid of them. Thanks a lot!
 

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Welcome Please update your aquarium info please
Thanks!
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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.
 
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Well, are there any dwarf varieties then??
 

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

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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.
 
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Great!! My hunt shall begin for the perfect Angel
 

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fbn said:
Great!! My hunt shall begin for the perfect Angel
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....
 
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Okay, thanks a lot!! I'll have to make sure I do that!
 

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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!)

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

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fbn said:
You have mistaken the SAE with CAE. The Chinese Algae eater is the aggressive one. SAE are nice community fish.
right!

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