The big tank...
Hi guys!! I've been so busy with school, homework, foster dogs, etc. lately that I haven't been able to do anything on my tanks. :( However, I'm finally all caught up on school work, so I'm back in the game now. Long story short, I want to tear down my 3 small tanks and go with one big one. However in one of my smaller tanks, I have 8 Angels that I really don't want to get rid of...At least, not all of them. We originally got them to see if we could get a pair to form, but it hasn't happened quite yet.
Do you guys think they could be kept in my 100?
My 100 gallon currently has:
6 Eartheaters (5 G. Altifrons & 1 S. Jurupari)
2 Delhezi Bichirs(will be sold if they cause problems with other fish when they get bigger. So far so good.)
A small school of Odessa Barbs
A few livebearers
A Chocolate Pleco(will most likely be sold once he's bigger)
1 German Blue Ram
1 Red Tail Black Shark
I do 50% water changes every week, and the filtration is a beastly fx5 with 6 boxes of Biomax in it. :proud:
The Eartheaters, even though they're big, don't hurt anyone. When I added the Ram, she chased them around the tank, just to make sure they knew who was boss...I added some feeders once, the size of week old Molly fry, and the Eartheaters went and hid. They are THAT wimpy.
Do you guys think the Angels could be kept in that tank? Would they pair up, and if they did pair, would I need to remove the other 6 after a pair forms?
I could just use some advice on this :) Thanks guys!
Jurupari are for the most part a docile cichlid, so no issue with them. I am not familiar with the social behavior of Delhezi Bichirs. I think the only fish that could potentially cause issue is the Red tailed shark. They can become agressive and nippy. He may stress the angels. I'm sure they have been kept together since both species are very popular aquarium fish, so maybe someone with first hand experience can chime in.
The tank is large enough that you should be able to keep a couple of pairs of angles without too much issue. Maybe all 8 can coexist without issue. Time will tell. :icon_wink
The Delhezi's mostly just hang out in the plants during the day, and do all their exploring at night. The large one did eat 1 Platy, but has never touched any other fish...Not sure why he decided to eat just the one...Anyways, Angels are way bigger than Platys!
I won't comment on compatibility issues since I do not have experience with most of your fish, but I will say something about bioload. Your water changes and filtration are top notch, but it seems to me that you will have too many big fish in 100g sooner or later. I know people get away with this on a regular basis, but if disease starts (and I think crowding can be a facilitator), it can be very difficult to control in this kind of situation. I once had this problem and vowed to never tempt those gods again.
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