Mixing Angels Sp.

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I know not many have the chance to mix the different sp. of angels but could you ??
I have Leopoldi and Dantums that are a cross of scarlare and altums ..
I basically keep my angels in the same water temperature and parameters so it has me wondering ..
Is it just a size game and the usual hierarchy or is there more to it ?
My silver dantumns are pretty chill so wonder how the leopoldi might do with them ..
 

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I know not many have the chance to mix the different sp. of angels but could you ??
I have Leopoldi and Dantums that are a cross of scarlare and altums ..
I basically keep my angels in the same water temperature and parameters so it has me wondering ..
Is it just a size game and the usual hierarchy or is there more to it ?
My silver dantumns are pretty chill so wonder how the leopoldi might do with them ..
Well, of course, we got to have @Crispii in here.
 

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Well, of course, we got to have @Crispii in here.
I'm quite flattered that you asked me! :smug:

As for mixing different species of angels, it is possible. Leopoldis have a bad reputation of being the most aggressive angelfish species. Many sites claimed that mixing leopoldis with other angel species should not be done, even the owner's wife at my lfs warned me not to! On the contrary, I even saw people keeping both leopoldi and scalare angels in the same aquarium. Here's the catch: people don't house both species on small aquariums, they actually housed them in larger aquarium (55+ gallon). So if you were to house both species together, a 75 gallon should be sufficient, but I recommend at least a 100 gallon.

 
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So the smallest is the meanest huh ?
No wonder I couldn't resist them !
My silver dantums are in a deep blue 60g frag tank [48Lx24Wx13D] and the Leopoldi are sharing a 55 with male swordtails..
Not sure if they will ever be together mostly wondering if it is even an option ..
 

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So the smallest is the meanest huh ?
No wonder I couldn't resist them !
My silver dantums are in a deep blue 60g frag tank [48Lx24Wx13D] and the Leopoldi are sharing a 55 with male swordtails..
Not sure if they will ever be together mostly wondering if it is even an option ..
I have a theory on why Leopoldi angels are aggressive compared to their cousins. I believe that they are aggressive because they don't get enough love and recognition compared to both scalare and altum. Not many people appreciate them and surely not a lot people know they even exist or keep them. And now they have a grudge between their cousins, who are famous in the aquarium trade. Poor leopoldi, they need some love.
 
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