Animal Stories - Angelfish - Common


Animal-World Information about: Angelfish - Common

Timid, temperamental, and delicate, the Angelfish is familiar to every freshwater aquarist and the most commonly kept cichlid.
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angel - 2018-04-03
My angel fish has swim bladder how do i treat it ?

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william plough - 2018-01-22
I have nine koi angels about a quarter in size. I feed them flask& live prime shmp. But they will not grow. Any asnwer

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ayshwariya - 2017-12-15
I have a two freshwater angelfish which I couldn't maintain,so I decided to free them in lake? will they survive?

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  • Anonymous - 2018-01-18
    You really shouldnt free fish,you could have rehomed them.Also considering they are very tropic they most likely wont survive.
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Dennis - 2017-06-28
I have been keeping fish off and on for years now. From teenager till I retired at age 62. I'm 64 now. Have three tanks one with a male beta and two 20s one with community fish. The other has my two angles and an Algie eater. The angles wer three ne passed and the other to are quite aggressive. Were about a dime in size. Now about 5'. Will keep these till they die then try some other type of fish

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Ralph - 2016-11-30
Be careful with that pleco in there. Several of my angels were dying for no apparent reason until one night I discovered the pleco eating the protective slime off my sleeping angels

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  • Robert Pirolo - 2017-05-27
    only a starving Pleco well go after the slime coat, you were not feeding them the proper food.
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KMullins - 2016-08-25
I have a 37 gallon tank that I was given with 2 angels (medium sized= approx. 3 inches) and a pleco about 6 weeks ago. Angels and pleco made the transition just fine (luckily). I have since added 5 regular tiger barbs, 4 green tiger barbs, and 6 red serpae tetra. Everyone seems to get along fine. Is this too many fish? The angels stay together and the schooling fish do not bother them. I do a 20% water change weekly and the only problem I have is hard water (even using Prime). Ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and temp are good.

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  • Anonymous - 2016-11-11
    Too many fish. Get rid of the pleco, you don't need one - they actually make more mess than they clean up. Angel fish are recommended 20 gallons for the first fish and then 10 - 15 on top for any additional fish, but bigger is always better, especially for when they're full sized. Tiger barbs are frequent fin-nippers and I've known plenty of people who have experienced them harassing and tearing at the angels, so I would find them another home so as to not risk it. You'd have more space for more peaceful schooling fish (probably not another angel if yours are paired?) after you rehome the barbs :)
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Janie - 2016-03-24
I purchased two tiny gold veil angels about a month ago. I put them in my 55 gal tank wit 2 frontosas, 2 blood parots, and 1 jewel cychlid. Theyre thriving, have almost trippled in size. The other fish leave them alone. My other fish are guiet a bit bigger but have always tolerated them. I have bullys in the tank but they target their mates. I wonder if these fish will get too big for my tank and Im wondering if the other fish will be more aggressive when the Angels get bigger.

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Paul C - 2015-12-29
Though not ideal, angels can be kept in smaller tanks. Back in 1969, my older brother raised 4 silvers to adults in his 10G with the stainless steel frame. Currently keep a breeding pair, silver F and black M in a 20G long. They have been together there for 3+ years now. Mine have done well on flakes supplemented with frozen blood worms and brine shrimp. They also love freeze dried plankton, aka small krill.

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Elizabeth - 2015-11-18
I have a beautiful koi angelfish (2-3 yrs old) who has lost his partner. I currently have him (or her?) in a 125 gallon tank with two cory cats, so overload is not a problem. Will he acclimate to a new angelfish if I buy him a friend? I'm wondering if they'll be aggressive toward each other since they wouldn't have grown up together.

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Javier - 2015-08-06
I want to cite this article in a University assignment I have. In what date was this article written?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-08-08
    This article was last revised on July 15, 2012. Thanks for asking, as we've had a running conversation about whether the dates should be shown or not. Nice to have some input!
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