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Question how many angelfish

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Right now I have a 56 gallon aquarium with 6 angelfish. Next week ill be upgrading to a 75. Im moving everything from the 56 to the 75 so it will be cycled. Im wondering how many angelfish I could safely add to the 75. The only other fish in the tank are 6 cory. For filtration I have a fluval 405 fluval 208 and aquaclear 110
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 08:40 PM
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Howdy. I hear fully grown - 1 per 10 gallons. Personally I think it's a bit safe and you can push it by about a factor of 1.5 if you keep the tank clean and parameters in check, so I would say 10 fully grown.

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The 10g per angel is a pretty good number to work with. The water quality still has to be there for them to grow properly. But what you have should yield normal and robust angels.
But you'll be faced with the usual dilemma as they grow. One or more pairs will form and things go nuts. They are cichlids, make no mistake about it. Yes, this is thinking ahead, but it's just part of the process that you have to be prepared for. With six fish, even I would bet you'll wind up with one pair. There will be aggression that will last right up until the spawn ends. So you'll see the aggression come and go. The key is to have a plan in mind for when you come to that point.


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Just a reminder youll probably see a mini cycle as your filter adjusts to the new tank, it should go rather quickly but just pointing it out. I forgot once and couldn't see why my levels were high.
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Thanks everyone
I have a pair now and they hang out together and chase the others from one spot but nothing too bad.
Okay ill add another 3 that will give me 9
Ill test the water every am
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