whats the absolute smallest tank needed for an angel?

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Here is the issue... I have been bugging my brother for his Marble Angelfish and he finally says I can have it... however he needs it gone like yesterday as he plans to use his 40 to breed mollies (yuck lol) anyways my 26g won't be ready until spring and my 29 is fully stocked... I only have a 10g and a 5g I can use and the 5g is going to house a group of pond snails... could I house the angel in my 10g or could my 29 house it temporarily? My 29 stock is
1 betta
4 black skirt tetras
6 black neons (though 1 went missing this morning)
6 otos
6 albino cories
3 mystery snails

The tank is fully planted and adding more plants after the 2nd
I also have 2 hob filter both rated for a 30g...

I should also say he finally agreed after my 29 was fully stocked -_- because the plan was for an angel to be the center piece
 

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is the angel full grown? if hes still small you could keep him in a 10g for a short time. idk about putting him in the 29, its pretty stocked and the betta and him might have problems. but if they get along and you keep up on cleanings(2 or 3 a week) it might work.
 

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Good afternoon,

I would be tempted to put the Betta in a smaller tank by itself and add the Angel to the 29g tank. Just a thought.

Ken
 
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He is going on 2 years old, brother got him as a quarter sized babie... so yes full grown... it would only be for 2 months and i already do a water change weekly (actually about to do one now followed by moving the tank in front of the window :) ) but doing another water change won't be to bad... and i can move the betta to the 5g if he gets to nutty...
 

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Good afternoon,

I would be tempted to put the Betta in a smaller tank by itself and add the Angel to the 29g tank. Just a thought.

Ken

I was actually thinking the same thing!!!
I think the 29 gallon would be okay minus the betta

That's a very nice gift i'd say! I'm planning on getting my Angel this week too
 

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i would personally use this as an excuse to set up 2 more tanks- betta in the 5 gallon and then move the black neons (and maybe the black skirts) into the 10 gallon and put the angel in the 29... Bingo 2 more tanks set-up that you didn't have up before.
 
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God no.. even my MTS has its limits... besides I like the way my tetras all school together and the betta will be moved back to the 29 once the angel is moved to the 26... I am happy with my 4 tanks...
 
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He was by himself for a few months before i added him and he seems to love them fish in there never any aggression... but like i said if any aggression he will be moved back to the smaller tank...

As to why not put him in the 10g is because the 5g is already setup and cycled...
 

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My baron begs to differ........he was sulky and upset when moved from a 10g to a 4g. He sat onnthe heater suction cup for week, only moving food and sulky at that. He got his 10g back and went back to active normal behavior inhours. I don't think it hurt him at all, just an episode of betta-tude. Got sppiled n liked it with a 10 full of snails to rule over
Crescendo will get over it, way better than growing back shredded fins.
 
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