I saw the 2 bigger angels beating on the smaller one so I moved the smaller angel to my gourami tank and the bottom fin of my gourami was missing.... jeez pick on someone your own size.That's awesome. They are cichlids after all. Maybe they're breeding or attempting too. The quick ones should survive but if you don't wanna loose any I'd give them a bigger school to hide in. Strength in numbers is how they do it in the wild, ya kno? Be prepared to loose fish in any "community" - there's really no such thing. They "tolerate" to a degree but every tank has it's breaking point. Think of it as an equation. If it's not in perfect harmony the system will balance itself out. There's so many variables though so just be imaginative and I'm sure you'll find something that works for you. It might just be one of the angels that's doing it. I'd add twice as many rummynose and put them all under observation til you see what's happening
It's still a disaster lol. Whatever tank I put the smaller angel in he/she bullies or gets bullied zzzzz.I knew there would be some problems with three angelfish.
Either find a new tank for the angel, and leave him alone, or find him a mate his size.
I'm not really experienced with angelfish.
I know that Dave125g is very experienced with them.
What illness? They looked fine last night, I just woke up to a dead one floating at the top, will the others die? I'm a bit worried.It's possible that wasn't the cause of death. Maybe they died, due to illness or something else, and the angelfish or other tetra fed on them.
Alright, and do you think an angelfish could nip 1 single rummy to death, because when you say disease I had Pecos eat dead fish before, I thought the pleco ate the fish but most likely illness........ the 3 angels nip eachother but I can't see really any find missing.Go to walmart, get a 10 gallon glofish tank for 30$.
Keep him in there for just a little, until you can find a new tank for him, or rehome him.
What would you recommend? I like the look of serpae tetras but I assume they would win in the "nipping battle" what about tiger barbs?Rummynose are torpedo shaped so they would become a target to an angel that is not used to them, my breeder sized koi angel (first ones I had) tried to eat a black neon tetra that wouldnt have even fit in his mouth (likely he would have choked on it and both would have died, but his behavior made the other angels try to follow suit). A thicker bodied tetra is needed, but not something that resembles an angel in size or shape.
There are several types of thicker bodied tetras but I would have to look them up to Gove you a list, tiger barbs are relative peaceful to other fish as long as they have a school to focus their aggression on, but require large (10+) schools for that to be possible.What would you recommend? I like the look of serpae tetras but I assume they would win in the "nipping battle" what about tiger barbs?
Hey do you know any smaller peaceful angelfish species?There are several types of thicker bodied tetras but I would have to look them up to Gove you a list, tiger barbs are relative peaceful to other fish as long as they have a school to focus their aggression on, but require large (10+) schools for that to be possible.
Would a breeding pair, the, khulies, and tetras work or would they eat more of the fish.....There really is no non aggressive type of Angel. They will eventually try to eat anything they can fit in their mouth. That being said I way prefer having them in even numbers. 4 or 6 are likely to be way more concerned with one another than tank mates but a breeding pair will become aggressive while spawning. They are a mixed bag for sure.