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Hi all, a while since I was here, good to be back.
Here's my question for you all:
I have an aggressive (3-4 inch) angelfish. He lives with only one other gourami as his angelfish friend died.
I have taken all the steps to stop him being territorial but not much of a difference.
He has no problem with my bottom feeders however is territorial with my only other fish (a gourami).
Are there any fish that he wont mind? Are they all like this?
|Posted 23-Oct-2008 19:10|
well wat size tank u got? maybe the tank is to small for him try adding some small floating plants for the gourami to hide in and get some bottem feeders and try it out.
|Posted 24-Oct-2008 00:20|
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Adding to riri1 I would also like to know more about the tank size etc.
The Gourami love plenty of top cover like a floating Indian fern (water sprite) If the tank is big enough I would consider getting him another mate.
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|Posted 24-Oct-2008 08:01|
|Posted 25-Oct-2008 11:52|
Thanks very much for the feedback, all very interesting.
So my tank is a rio 125 (litres), at the moment it houses:
2 pim pictus
At present there are no plants and I would rather keep it that way is possible, obviously if not possible then I'll fix it!
|Posted 26-Oct-2008 23:01|
FO tanks are perfectly alright. Just be sure to do regular
water changes, preferably weekly, and at the same time use
a gravel vacuum on the substrate.
Plants are also used to remove various organic
compounds and elements from the water.
Without them, and regular water changes, these can
increase in concentration rapidly to become toxic to
Additionally, to keep the incidence of algae outbreaks
down, I would keep the lighting level down to about one
watt to one and a half watts per gallon. Enough to enjoy
the fish, but not promote excessive algae growth.
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|Posted 27-Oct-2008 00:15|
I have noticed that angelfish are more territorial and aggressive when they are alone. I have one thats full grown..its huge. It was very territorial when it was alone, often nipping my killifish that it shares the tank with. To solve the problem, I bought another angelfish. At first, it was really aggressive towards the new angelfish....but after about a day it got much less aggressive and now they swim around the tank together like BFF. They also have bred.
I think that if you get a male and female, they pair off and become less aggressive. Since then I have added 3 gouramis, and everyone is happy.
So I definitely agree that more angels should help. Try to get them similar in size or a tad smaller.
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|Posted 27-Oct-2008 17:56|
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