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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Angel fish...

Hi i have 30 gal hexagon tank
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can i have extra 2 angel fish in tank-and can i breed them or tank is to small?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 04:32 PM
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I wouldn't put angelfish in a Hexagon tank. The height is good, but the footprint of that tank is too small in my opinion. I'll be honest, I've never liked the hexagon shape for a fish tank. There is too much refraction with so many panes of glass. It's like living inside of a carnival fun house.

If you want angels, I would recommend you get a standard 45 gallon or larger rectangular tank.
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a 29 is ok for a pair but i wouldnt put other fish with them. alot of breeders will house single pairs in 29 for breeding. with angels you need tall tanks so their fins dont grow bent. if you want pairs you can start with several young fish but might have to start pulling them if they get really territorial and as they start to pair up.
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that anGel will eat all ur guppies fry.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 PM
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If they were the only fish in the tank, a mated pair would be fine, but if you want a community, then sticking to smaller cichlids would probably be better.

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I wouldn't put angels in a hex tank. Maybe if it were really big it might be ok. I've never understood why people insist angels need tall tanks. Standard tank heights are fine for them and in fact better than a tall tank with no possibility of horizontal movement. Their fins end up bent due to water quality issues not tank height.

A hex tank is a problem because they'd have nowhere to swim and would essentially be still all the time. Angels aren't going to swim the height of hex tank the way other fish might.

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