New menbers in the tank :D

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Hi all, I am so happy that my swordtail finally breed 3days ago ^__^
I am so excited since she had pregent for 1and half month .

Now I have around 15 swordtail fry (they look pink and red so cute!!!)
and my other 34guppy fry are growing bigger now =)

Now i would like to try angel too...
I bought a pair of angel from pet shop last month
However... I dun think they are a pair... sad

should i buy another 3? (those are expensive>< $20 CDN each)
 

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Congrats on the fry. What size are the angels you bought? Where I live, ones that are about the size of a nickel(main body without fins) are about $5CDN
 

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How big of a tank are your angels in? They're in a different tank from your other fish, right?
 
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Oh i live in Vancouver. I can find those size with $5 CDN too

My tank is 55 galon with some other fish (platy swordtail tetra...)
 

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I'm curious - are the guppy and swordtail fry in their own tank?

The Angels can be quite aggressive and quickly kill everything else in the tank once they 'buddy up' and get territorial. They also get big. I'd recommend a 55 gallon for just them, especially if you want them to breed. Other fish around may make it harder or impossible for a successful mating. Mating could also make the angels aggressive, even to each other. Those cichlids are a handful but great fish.
 
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the fry are located in the 10 gallon tank where other fish is in the 55 gallon tank
 

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VidW said:
the fry are located in the 10 gallon tank where other fish is in the 55 gallon tank
cool, how big are your angels now? what type are they?
 
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the are pretty big... maybe i willl upload the pic later on this week

i bought another big angel (gold angel) today.
Its belly is very very big.... but the guyz in the pet shop tell me its a male...

(and this new angel is bitting 1 of the other angel (like kissing)
should i seperate them?
 
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forget to mention, the gold angel is peaceful when facing the other big angel
 

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It could be a pecking order thing. I'd monitor them and see if it becomes constant or more aggressive. sometimes a pair buddy up and the new guy could be an aggression target, but hopefully they'll settle into a peaceful order.
 
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