So I’m just trying to be prepared as possible if in case this actually goes through. Keep in mind I’ve never had a cichlid/angelfish before, so I may have misconceptions. Our next door neighbours and good friends are wanting to get out of fish keeping. They are asking if we will take their tank and fish. I’m not exactly sure of the size of their tank, it looks to be about 30ish gallons. Current occupants is one large adult angelfish, another fish that looks like an albino bristlenose pleco, and a third fish that my friend says is not doing so well and will probably not make it. She doesn’t know what it is, it looks similar to a goldfish but my hubby is convinced it’s some sort of cichlid. The way my friend is talking, I’m going to assume this third fish isn’t going to make it to if/when we take over the tank. Anyways, I have mixed feelings about taking this tank on. One is that I don’t actually really like angelfish or albino bristlenose pleco (no offence to the people who love them! We all have different tastes). I already have an idea that the angelfish and the pleco are not really temp compatible, so I’d have to house them in different tanks, which could also be another issue. The other thing is, this angelfish is huge! I don’t think it can really stay in the tank it’s currently in. It doesn’t have very much vertical swimming space, it’s fins are so long. I do have a 90 gallon tank that I’m currently trying to cycle. But I’m hesitant to move the angelfish in to that tank, because I think it would completely change up our stocking plan for it. We were hoping to have a peaceful community of small fish, as my son really wants to keep stocking the tank every 4-6 weeks until eternity (joke), and I really want peaceful fish because I don’t think I could handle the stress of watching my animals attack one another. So what to do about the adult angel? I’ve heard that they can be aggressive and territorial and it’s hard to introduce tank mates when they are adults. If I put him in the 90 I couldn’t do the small fish, for fear he’ll eat them (my five year old would be devastated, we’ve been working around stocking all our tanks to avoid anything eating anything else that’s alive). We don’t really want to do bigger more aggressive fish either. We are quickly running out of space. I have a 12 gallon in my room, my son has a 10 gallon in his room and we have the 90 gallon in our living room. So, we were thinking of moving the 12 gallon onto my son’s dresser next to the 10 gallon. Then move my friend’s tank into my bedroom. But if I have to move the angelfish and I don’t want to have a 90 gallon with just one giant angelfish due to compatibility issues, what’s good tank dimensions for a single large adult angelfish? I’d like it to be tall enough so it’ll be comfortable, I don’t think I’ll stock with other fish. The bristlenose, if it’s temp compatible with what we want for the 90 gallon can go there perhaps? My main concern is how we will house the angelfish. Maybe I’m overthinking this. Maybe I should just say no thanks, and let her find a different home for them? I feel like I would be letting her down a bit, because I think she wants them to go to a good home, but again, I’m assuming things. Oh and we also have another 29 gallon tank sitting empty in the garage that I have no clue where we’ll put, lol. Please help!