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This topic contains 11 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Reva 9 years ago.

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  • #300104

    thelizzious
    Member

    Hello my friends. I am hoping to get my self in the near future some angel-fish, but before I do that (in a couple of weeks or maybe even months) I would like to know more about them. I have read KB, but I hope someone who had/has them would like to tell me more. Is there anyone with experiences with angels? Advice and suggetions are very welcome.

    #313145

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Liz please don’t read the angel profile at the moment I honestly have no idea what it says and the entire cichlid bit of the site needs sorting out.

    #313147

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Lizzie

    Visit the Ryedale Aquarist Society website articles section. ‘Angels at Christmas’ and ‘Reply to Angels at Christmas’ will be good starting points.

    http://www.ryedaleaquaristsociety.co.uk

    Regards David

    #313149

    thelizzious
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 29 2009, 11:46 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Liz please don’t read the angel profile at the moment I honestly have no idea what it says and the entire cichlid bit of the site needs sorting out. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />
    I am not planning to breed. I just want to enjoy watching them.
    In my ideal world they have to be white (or silver) or gold, no lines or what ever. As simple as possible, a bit Zen-like. To start with they will have a tank of 70x40x40(cm). That tank today houses the so called “pondies” that will move to a pond as soon as the temperature allows it. Then I will clean the tank and start the complete aqauarium-protocol for the angels, with lots of plants and soft purple/pink light and preferably black sand. But it is not some sort of competition. I keep fish just for their beauty and their companionship.
    #313150

    thelizzious
    Member

    QUOTE (David Marshall @ Mar 29 2009, 12:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hey Lizzie

    Visit the Ryedale Aquarist Society website articles section. ‘Angels at Christmas’ and ‘Reply to Angels at Christmas’ will be good starting points.

    http://www.ryedaleaquaristsociety.co.uk

    Regards David

    I have been there, David. It was very helpful en I enjoyed reading it. I might be back to read some of the other articles. Thanks so very much.

    #313151

    mickthefish
    Participant

    Hi Liz, what size tank are you thinking of for your angels?, the bigger the better imo.
    Matt said a good point about checking the finnage as there’s loads of bad finnage angels out there.

    #313152

    thelizzious
    Member

    QUOTE (mickthefish @ Mar 29 2009, 03:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Liz, what size tank are you thinking of for your angels?, the bigger the better imo.
    Matt said a good point about checking the finnage as there’s loads of bad finnage angels out there. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #313153

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Honestly Liz I think your tank is way too small for angels although there are a few dwarf cichlids that might be alright. Sorry hun.

    #313154

    thelizzious
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 29 2009, 04:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Honestly Liz I think your tank is way too small for angels although there are a few dwarf cichlids that might be alright. Sorry hun.


    Oh No! /blink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blink:” border=”0″ alt=”blink.gif” />
    But I am so glad you said that now. Because I wouldn’t know what to do if I already had them. So, thanks so very much.

    #313157

    Reva
    Participant

    Well, I am behind in replying, but for a small tank, I really like honey gouramis. They are shy and peaceful and very pretty, with ventral feelers like angels.

    but if you have a big enough tank, I love the new Koi angels that are white, black and gold marble. I also love black veils. I have always been successful in picking a male and a female even when little, by sitting up close on a stool (yes in the fish store..LOL), and looking at the angle , or lack thereof between ventrals and anal fin. Females are almost straight horizontal and a bit wider. Same size males have a shorter space and a diagonal angle between the ventrals and anal fin. In a tank of babies the females always look studier somehow too.

    I know that’s mumbo jumbo to the scientist guys, but I have had several breeding pairs that started out smaller than my thumbprint

    #313162

    thelizzious
    Member

    Thanks Reva! I’m a bit confused right now, I was going for a larger aquarium anyway and I thought I had said that somewhere on this board. Anyway, I have Googled out ome dwarf-gourami info and pictures and I must say they have their charms too. I am not sure what to do, but I am grateful for your opinion. Namasté.

    #313176

    Reva
    Participant

    these are the ones I am talking about. I have them in my 37gallon(US) with a variety of tiny tetras, and they are very charming. Perhaps if you get angels while small and then move them to a big tank later, you could have honey gouramis in the smaller tank then.

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