How big are your Angel fish?

  1. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

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    I can't believe it, but my angels are 5 inches long and 6 inches tall now
     


  2. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

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    Are you talking body size only or including tails and fins? Would love to see a picture and how long have you had them? Alison:;hi1
     


  3. Justinokay

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    Mine are only 3.5 in long and 4.25 tall only cause they are in a small tank. If you give angelfish more room it will grow bigger.
     
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

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    Tails and fins included

    1465499397572.jpg had her for about 14 months now

    This one for about 8 months
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  5. Kwig

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    I have no clue how y'all measure them as mine would never sit still if I held a ruler against the tank. Haha. They know I am bringer of food.
    My baby has a body diameter of about a quarter, maybe a bit larger. The bigger juvie is probably 5" tall including fins? Maybe? Lights are on a siesta schedule and off right now or I'd take pics
     
  6. Justinokay

    Justinokay Member Member

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    Nice coloring

    I just attach food to the glass and while they nibble I measure.
     
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

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    I stand there for about 20 minutes with an open tape measure. Takes patients, a lot of it lol
     
  8. Justinokay

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    That's a way to do it too
     
  9. Kwig

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    This is genius. What food do you have that will attach? My guess would be the other fish would also swarm it. I have to feed the gourami and sajica cichlids before things calm down enough to feed my angels haha
     
  10. TexasDomer

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    Recently I lost my big angel Maximus. He was a few years old and a veil tail. I never measured him exactly, but I would guess he was at least 6 inches nose to tail and 10+ inches tall with his finnage. His body was the size of my palm (and I have large hands). He was huge, hence the name!

    My remaining angel is younger (around a year or less) and probably 5 inches nose to tail and maybe 8 inches tall with finnage? S/he's still growing though!
     


  11. el337

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    Aww, sorry to hear about Maximus! I don't know if it's too soon but do you think you'll get another angel?
     
  12. TexasDomer

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    Thanks. He was a big beautiful angel! I do miss seeing him in the tank.

    Not sure if Priscilla (my mother came to visit and named her that haha) will tolerate another angel. Not even sure P is a female, though she's big enough for the experts here to sex her. It's hard to choose the correct sex, and I don't want to go through the QT and introduction processes for multiple angels for unsexed angels.
     
  13. Justinokay

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    I give them tetra fun tips tablets, but they're kind of small
     
  14. el337

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    True, adding another one will be a bit tricky. :)