How to Care for an Angelfish: 11 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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There is a common misconception that it's best to introduce fish of the same size. The thought being that they can defend themselves easier. We've found that it doesn't work very well. It's best to introduce new fish that are much larger or much smaller. Much larger fish can usually fend for themselves. Much smaller fish are often chased for a few minutes and then ignored after the large fish realize they can't catch them and that they're no threat. We've often times use small angelfish as dither fish for pairs. The pairs seldom are able to harm them and we find ourselves quickly looking for more tank-space as these "dither" fish do so well and grow so fast in those situations. In many instances the dither fish grew into the dominant fish in the tank over time.
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Hi all! Brief update on my 29 Mixed Tetra community tank, now with more Angelfish! I picked up some beautiful Black Lace Angels from our NCAS (Nassau County Aquarium Society) meeting, and well as the survivors from my Gold and Wild cross...the ones that survived being turned into omelettes for the snails that were hitchhiking on the Java Moss I had in their fry tank...Sigh...Next time, I'll make doubly sure I take the Java moss from a "clean" tank. All part of the hobby :D Step by Step setting up of angelfish tanks, size, Filtration System, Plants, Acclimation, Reef Safe and many more..
Photo provided by FlickrAngelfish are beautiful tropical freshwater fish that come in a variety of colors. They are popular with fish hobbyists and can be found in tanks all over the world.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Dwarf Angelfish - unlike the large marine angelfish, these dwarf saltwater angelfish are for the bulk of hobbyists with the tanks in the smaller size ranges.
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The most popular types of angelfish found in tanks and one of the most beautiful ones. Their fins are long, but if you try to keep this fish with , they will have their fins bit.Angelfish do well in community tanks as long as their tankmates are not too small. Small fishwill appear as food to them. A large angelfish will readily eat smaller fish such as small maleguppies or neon tetras. You also don't want to keep angelfish with agressive fish that willnip their long fins. Due to the relatively large size that adult angelfish attain you must providea tank with enough swimming room. Twenty gallons or more is best, but small angelfish may be keptin a 10 gallon tank, but eventually as the fish grows you will need to move it to a larger tank.In July 2015, my current journey began when I was given a free 30 gallon tall aquarium. I decided I wanted only freshwater angelfish in the tank with the exception of bottom feeders. Freshwater angelfish are beautiful, graceful, and come in different species and colors. Starting with the 30 tall, I ended up getting a breeding pair, which led me to get a 55 gallon aquarium for my community tank and leave the breeding pair in the 30 gallon aquarium. For the frys, I got a 5 gallon tank. Despite the fact I read they are easier to maintain for a fry tank versus a hang on back (hob) breeder tank, I found out quickly the 5 gallon didn’t work for me when the babies became free swimming. The 5 gallon became the home of a Betta I purchased, along with a couple albino catfishes. I had set aside a 10 gallon to be used as a sick/transitional tank and I decided to use it for the angelfish fry, but this also didn’t work for me. I then choose to use hob breeder tanks, which I am pleased to say are working perfectly.Aquarium Filter: Good biological filtration can be easily obtained a number of ways. Angelfish body shapes are not designed for efficient swimming, therefore gentle aquarium filtration is preferred. Lots of water movement will stress them somewhat and cause slower growth due to the increased energy expended to swim against a current. Angels Plus Sponge filters are ideal for fish hatchery situations, where expense is a concern. In show tanks, undergravel filters works well. In a densely populated tank, a whole-tank filter is a very effective option. A very effective secondary filter that will not clog is a fluidized bed filter. In general, the limiting factor for angelfish carrying capacity is not biological filtration. It is dissolved organics and high bacterial loads that develop from keeping too many fish in a tank, overfeeding or changing too little water. Large, frequent water changes are the easiest way to lower these dissolved organic and bacterial levels. Sophisticated systems will sometimes incorporate the use of ozone, foam fractionation and U.V. filters to accomplish the lowering of these organic and bacterial loads, but most of us will rely upon water changes to accomplish this important facet of angelfish care.