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Post  FiBi on Sun 06 May 2012, 20:22

Hi

I've just registered onto the forum so thought I'd introduce myself Smile

I'm planning to setup a 40gallon tank in the next few months and want to keep angels in it. I've had the tank setup as a community tank in the past with a couple of beautiful angels, but it's been empty for a while so I've got a clean canvas so to speak.

I'm waiting for the room to be decorated and my husband to build a stand for the tank, then I'm good to go.

How many angels would you advise for a 40 gallon species tank ?

Looking forward to getting to know you all


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Post  endlessendlers on Sun 06 May 2012, 21:17

Hello and welcome FiBi. How exciting, a new set up. I would recommend no more than 4, around 1 Angel per 10 gals. Try to get them as babies so they should get along as the grow up. Any idea what type you will be getting? There's lots of excellent breeders here who have all sorts of quality angels. Good luck with the new set up.
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Post  chiligum on Sun 06 May 2012, 21:28

Hello, although 4 is an ideal number, i would go with 5 as long as you keep up with the water quality,
An odd number always looks better in tank when you dont have many fish but obviously when you have loads of fish in a set-up, it doesn't matter if you have an odd or even number!
Don't know why this odd number thing looks better but it just does!
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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 06 May 2012, 21:53

I have to say I keep mine rather more densely than that!
I've seen 10 gallons per fish quoted, usually on American sites, it's worth remembering that a US gallon = 0.83 imperial gallons.
As domestic angels tend to be somewhat smaller than wild fish, as long as I wasn't keeping any wild, or particularily large specimens, I'd probably be looking at about 8 or 9 fish in a 40 gallon tank.

In my experience keeping them slightly more densely packed seems to reduce problems with agression. Although that does also necessitate more frequent water changes and efficient filtration.
My 260 litre (57 gallon) currently has in excess of 20, mostly young adult, fish in it. But admittedly these aren't fully grown, and as they grow they get thinned out/moved on to larger accomodation!

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Post  Ghipsi on Sun 06 May 2012, 21:55

Hi Fibi, welcome to the forum Very Happy
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Post  FiBi on Sun 06 May 2012, 22:07

Thank you all for the warm welcome Very Happy .

I'm really looking forward to getting onging with the new setup, but it'll be 2 or 3 months away yet Sad

I love the blue varieties and the gold albinos. I had a couple of gold albinos in the past and they looked fantastic in the tank.

I keep you all up-to-date with the progress, and I'm sure I'll have loads of questions in the meantime

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Post  endlessendlers on Mon 07 May 2012, 08:46

We will be looking forward to updates. Very Happy
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