Housing Pterophyllum Scalare Manacapuru Super Red

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  1. Ryanater

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    I wanna start with 6 to get breeding pairs and then use them for profit. The tank will be planted, maybe some Cory's and larger tetras. The tank is 70 gallons. I'm concerned because people say they get huge. Apparently they are different than normal angelfish. First time angelfish keeper here
    : 12.75 in L x 48.5 in W x 25 in H. That's the tank size.
     
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    You will only end up with one pair in any tank so you should be fine as long as you know it .Make plans for the others as they will not be staying with each other realistically .
    I have Dantumns that are pretty tall in a 55 g and they are happy and spawn every 10 days ..
    Now if I could just raise any fry !
     
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    I feel better thank-you! Yes my plan is to sell off any aggressors, I want to keep atleast 1 pair. As long as they cooperate they can all stay but that's unlikely. I'll give them to my local fish rescue,sell or rehome the aggressors.
     
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    I started with 6 in my 55. Grew them together till first pair formed .
    Then added a divider to separate the pair from other 2.
    Eventually the other needed more room ..
    I now have 7 silver Dantumns in a 60g frag tank [48X24X13H] that are pairing ..The tank is not tall but has a good foot print for them to claim territory . They have started to pair with one spawn so far . I plan to remove the Alpha pair to a 65 [36x18x25] tank any time soon ..
    Have you found your source for the Manacapurus ?
     
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    If you want breeding pairs, best bet is to keep it species only... all other fish will happily eat eggs/fry when given the chance.
     
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    Yes for 50 dollars cad a piece, is this a good price? They seem very rare
     
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    Th price is only good if you trust the source ?
    They are not common and many claim to be that aren't ..
     
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    Canada lacks the options that the us has but they seem very well off. These particular angels are 5 star reviewed. I plan on giving them many questions in advance before I order. They'd definately quickly repay my investment. I'm going to sell them at 30 a piece which seems fair for their rarity and the price the store charges. Got lots of demand since my country and smaller town is always lacking fish breeders.
     
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    I'll consider this, prioritizing breeding.
     
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