Want to rescue an angelfish

  1. Ap05 Well Known Member Member

    I currently have a 55g with 3 smaller angels. I had 4 but one died, due to a poor quality fish I want to say. He stayed considerably smaller than the rest.

    My local Walmart has had the most beautiful angelfish I've seen in a while now for almost a month. It's solid black with white bottom fins. Would it be safe to rescue him with these current 3, or should I get 2 more, or just ditch the idea all together?

    I wanted this to tank to eventually be a discus tank but I don't think that will work.

    I have a separate 20g tank running with 1 male sword and 1 female gbr. If aggression arose this would be too small for an angel right?
     
  2. junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    A 20 gallon is too small for an angelfish, period. They don't physically fit in that size tank as adults.

    You can get the fish, though I think you'll want a bigger main tank if you're going to have that many angelfish. You'll need to QT the new one though, for at least a month, to make sure it's healthy before adding it to your main tank.