Fortunately the minI cycle passed uneventfully! I have, however, had some other ups and downs with the tanks.
I had 3 angelfish in my 40 gallon tank and then a lone angelfish in my 17G tank. The lone angelfish was a runt that I got from Bizaliz when I got a couple other angels from her a while back. Fortunately, the runt caught up in size and I felt comfortable moving him to the 125G with everyone else. Unfortunately, he has been a total jerk. He decided to pair up with one of my other angelfish and has been nasty to the other two. One of the other two unfortunately did not make it, even after I separated the jerk into a breeder box. I reached out to Bizaliz because she lives close by and she suggested more angelfish could help disperse his aggression. Unfortunately he was still a jerk so he is back in the 17G temporarily. FORTUNATELY, I have 8 new angelfish
Below are some of the new guys, absolutely stunning fish and I am so lucky Bizaliz lives close by AND trusts me with some of her most stunning fish!
You definitely took home a few of my favorites on Sunday!! Lol And they look great in their new home!!!
It was REALLY hard to part with a couple of them….but I saw how much you loved them and it is so rewarding to see the joy that they bring you! So I just couldn’t say no!! haha And its always nice when they go to a home where I will get to have regular updates!! And I do trust that you will give them the best care possible! I know they are in great hands!!
People are going to read your latest post and be like….. Suuuuuure, Biz was trying to “help” you by suggesting you get more angelfish. Haha But even if you didn’t come to me to buy your new angels, I would have given the same advice. Angels are best kept in groups whenever possible. Unfortunately most average aquariums are not conducive to keeping them in groups. They just simply are not large enough. But a 125 gallon is a large enough tank to allow for that and it really helps to disperse aggression. And not only disperse it, but also minimize it by discouraging breeding.
Sadly…that former runt was just one of those angels that is just a big fat jerk. I have had many angelfish, but only a few over the years that were terrors like the runt was. I am so sorry that raising the numbers didn’t settle him down. I had high hopes that it would. But like you said…it was a perfect excuse to get more!! Haha
I am still convinced it was the fact that he grew up as an “only child”. So he just does not know how to share!!! And that means sharing space and sharing the lady he was attracted to. Or it was small man syndrome. (even though he had caught up in size)
I am sorry that you are probably going to have to rehome him. I know that stinks a lot. But like I said…even the most gorgeous fish can become ugly if they are just pure jerks like that. So the love you had for him previously probably went right out the door when he started behaving that way. Making rehoming a little more tolerable. I can totally relate.