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Old 11-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #1 
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Angelfish?

Is it okay to keep one by itself? Is a 20 gallon tall enough for one? Can they adapt to a higher ph over time, or does a ph altering product need to be used? They eat cichlid food, right?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #2 
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I don't know cause I used to have an angelfish and then it died for no reason, I took perfect care of it! O_O
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #3 
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #4 
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Has anyone here successfully kept angelfish? lol :)
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #5 
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Back when I had my 46 bow set up, I had an Angelfish. I purchased him when he was very young around when I actually first joined the forum here.....and two years later he was MASSIVE. He was a really fun and interesting fish, very attentive and curious and smart....I had to train him not to bite me when I did water changes though. xD

He was a decently active fish though, quite literally RULED my entire tank. Personally, I don't think a 20 tall is large enough....something like a 29-40+ gallon I think would be much more ideal long-term.

Also, though I'm not sure of the exact hardness level, when I had my Angel I lived on hard well water with a very high PH. He seemed to do just fine, always bright and colorful, never had any problems.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #6 
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Thank you! I have very hard water here, so I was wondering if that would be a problem. I was at my lfs yesterdays and a 20 gal does look pretty small. I wouldnt want a community tank though, just one pet angelfish :). Everyone seems to have a different idea of their max size lol, but from what I think a 29 gallon should be enough room, right? Maybe even a 25 gallon? lol idk...
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #7 
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I don't think the hard water would be much of a problem. Most common fish species bred and raised in captivity, to my understanding, can generally adjust to different water chemistry's just fine....its when you get into the more sensitive and wild-caught species that you have to start worrying about your PH and hardness and whatnot.

Have you posted anything on TFK yet? I'm sure there are much more experienced and knowledgeable Angelfish keepers over there that could give you a bit more info. xD
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #8 
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I actually have never tried logging in to TFK. Will my screenname/password work there too?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #9 
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Yup, you'll be able to log in with the same username and password. ;)
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #10 
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