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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy One of my angelfish died

Hi everyone
I have a 75 gallon tank with
6 rainbow
2 keyhole cichlids
6 Cory
3 gold ram
And I had 6 angel
This morning one of my angelfish was dead.
He was eating and swimming as normal yesterday.
I've had him for about 9 months now.
The only changes is last week my keyhole had a fungus so I treated with api fungus cure. That was a week ago and the keyhole are fine now. I have also been feeding them frozen blood worms almost daily (I didn't realize that wasn't good for them).
My
Ph= 6.8
Ammonia =0
Nitrite=0
Nitrate= 10-15
Would the blood worm cause death?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 07:07 PM
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Oh sorry to hear about your fish. It might be hard to tell exactly what caused the fish to die. Sometimes they just die for no apparent reason. Your ammonia and nitrite are zero which is great, but your nitrate is starting to become a bit much for angels. They are not as sensitive as discus but they like low nitrates, try to drop the nitrates to like 5-10ppm. Even though your ammonia and nitrite are zero which is great, but to me it seems like that's a lot of fish for the tank. Overcrowding will stress angels.

Angel fish need a high protein diet that's varied. The blood worms are fine as a treat, but there's not enough protein in it. Feed the angels 2-3 times a day, and maybe one of those feeds could be the blood worms, but the other two feeds make it high protein flake. Otherwise they will be malnourished. Angels have a big body so they need the protein. Also with a temp of 80f it revs up their metabolism.
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Thanks nu2plants
I only feed once a day a feed pellets and flake before the blood worm. I also put nori in. I do 25 gallon wc weekly maybe it's time to clean the filters

Sorry I had 5 angel now I have 4. Is it true that angelfish need to be in odd numbers? If not I'll leave it at 4

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Sorry for your lost pat
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I always counted angels as species tank fish - barring some bottom feeders.

I'm no expert or angel keeper, but I'd rehome the cichlids and rams. Think of it as a reason to buy another tank hah

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Hi Anthony
Lol wish I had the room. Nyc apartments aren't much bigger than a 75 gallon tank lol
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I lost both of my angels this week. One Monday and the other today. Got them both last week and they just didn't take to my tank and or my lack of fish keeping knowledge killed them which saddens me lol. Same water parameters as you. I did notice some other dead angels in the tank where I bought the fish, maybe that should have been my warning sign? Rookie mistake. I was really never able to get either angel to eat well with the exception of 1 night. I also have 2 dwarf gourami and 1 rainbow shark who all seem to be doing well. Tank is a 54g corner planted. Trying to figure out if it was something I did or just survival of the fittest.

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