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Hi everyone! I currently have a 55 gallon with 6 silver dollar size angelfish and 2 bristlenose plecos. I was hoping to add a group of smaller fish to break up the tank, maybe a school or group of 6-10. My main concern is fin nipping on my angels or being small enough to eventually be eaten by them once they completely grow.

I like cherry barbs and rummynose tetras, mostly cause the red catches my eye. Are those suitable tankmates for the angelfish?

Any other suggestions are welcome! Thank you
 

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Cherries are one of the less nippy Barbs but some members have had problems here at fishlore. I think Rummies would be ok and for another suggestion maybe Harlequin Rasbora.
 

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Sheldon13 said:
Ember tetras!
Ember tetras are way too small the angelfish will eat them up
 

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bnt19 said:
Ember tetras are way too small the angelfish will eat them up
How big do angels get?
 

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Sheldon13 said:
How big do angels get?
6 inches sometimes bigger if well cared for
 

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Sheldon13 said:
How big do angels get?
It depends on the species.

Scalare: 5" long, 6-10" tall
Leopoldi: 2" long, 4-5" tall
Altum: 7" long, 12-15" tall
 
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I appreciate the responses! I'm liking the suggestions. Anymore ideas? Im really hoping to find something colorful. My angels are mostly cool toned so I'm thinking a bright color would be a great contrast.

Thank you in advance!
 

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Red Phantom tetras might be another option. Columbians are very colourful but I'm not sure if they are fin nippers.
 

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My black phantoms are not fin nippers, so I would say red phantoms could also work.
 
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