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I have a 33 gal flatback hex

2 Bolivian Rams
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Angelfish
4 cory cats
6 neon tetras
5 oto cats

I'm getting mixed messages from people.

Some say I'm way too overstocked. While others say I'm as stocked as I could be, stay with what I have. Others say to add an angelfish so my one isn't lonely. While others say no, because 2 will get mean towards the other fish. And then others say to get more neons and cories.

I dunno what to do! :help:
 

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You should be fine with what you have in that tank. Do not add another angel though. You can run into major aggression problems with that.
Ditto. If anything, maybe add a few more Neons or Cories, but another angel will definitely cause problems.
 

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Okay, thanks for the advice guys!

Kinda a bummer, I love angelfish, this is my first one and its so cool, it follows me as I walk by the tank, and sometimes, its like its begging for food! Love it!
 

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There will be mixed opinions about stocking, because everyone does things differently. I'm going to be different and tell you that every time (except for the case of one super-aggressive male murderer angel) I have had an angel alone, it withered away and died within a few months. Just stopped eating and was really nervous and hid all the time. I've had hundreds of angels, I used to breed them. They just really do best in pairs or groups. Maybe you've got one that's ok alone, a few are. But mostly they are very social. You will get just as much aggression from a single angel as you will from two unmated angels. The issue would be if your two paired. However, you are very stocked in there as it is, and two adult sized angels would be cramped in a tank that size with the other fish too. You probably should not keep two angels and two gold gouramis in a tank of that size, just one or the other, as the gouramis can also get very large. But I'm an overstocker myself, so I would probably be tempted to try it...but I should be responsible and advise you not to...or... if you do, check your water parameters often, do regular water changes (I do one big one weekly), plant heavily, and have a place lined up to put excess fish if it turns out to be too much.
 
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