Juvenile Angel chasing other juveniles

  1. Angels4

    Angels4 Member Member

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    Hi, I have 4 juvenile Angels , juvenile meaning they are the size of a quarter .The koi Angel chases the 3 blacks constantly, I have read to remove the one doing the chasing into a bucket of tank water and an airstone and add him back a day later may help ? I also had temp set at 82 and turned it down to 80 to see if this helps .Why would a baby be chasing other babies , they can't be pairing or breeding yet .Any ideas ? I have a heavy planted tank so plenty of room to hide and her away but as soon as the koi sees them in open waters he chases them again .
     

  2. sheenalee

    sheenalee Member Member

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    I've never had angels but a couple questions:
    Did you add them all together to the tank?
    Maybe their figuring out the pecking order.
     

  3. Maxi1

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    @bizaliz knows about angels maybe she can help you.

    Recently I tried 4 baby angels in my 55 gallon. I learned a lot about them from this site. One thing was I cannot keep 4 in my tank, they do a lot of chasing and if 2 pair off, the other 2 should be removed. Anyway I think I had the thread under "angelfish". Maybe you can find it, it was about 3-4 weeks ago. Good luck.
     
  4. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

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    Sounds like you'll need to rehome the bully definitely and one of the other 3. Maybe remove the bully first, see which of the 3 pair up and then rehome the third as well.
     
  5. AlyeskaGirl

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

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    What size tank are they in? Angels can also get cranky when they feel cramped.
     
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    Angels4

    Angels4 Member Member

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    The tank is 40g and I didn't think babies that young pair up yet ? I did add them all together and they are all the same age and bought from the same place .
     
  7. Maxi1

    Maxi1 Member Member

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    I just updated my thread... New with angelfish...so you could find it, it addresses your current situation and might be helpful.
     
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    Angels4 Member Member

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    I couldn't find it
     
  9. Maxi1

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    Ok, go to freshwater aquarium fish forums then

    Freshwater fish invertebrates then

    Freshwater fish forums then

    The American cichlids then

    Angelfish It's there and yours too.
     

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