View Full Version : Angelfish tankmates

12-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Hi, I'm fairly new to keeping fish and had a few questions about angelfish tankmates.

I'm working on converting my tank to make angels my centerpeice.
Please let me know if any of these fish don't get along. Thanks!

50 gallon

Angelfish x4
Ram cichlid x3
Blood Parrot Fish x1
Boesmani Rainbowfish x1
Australian Rainbowfish x1
Turquoise Rainbowfish X1
Bristlenose pleco x2
Corydoras x5-8


12-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Ditch the "blood parrot" they are lousy tankmates for anything. Food falls out of their mouths and they the can't jawlock. I would predict the angels to bully them.

3 rainbows don't make much sense. They are schooling fish and should be about a dozen in a group, but all those you've listed are pretty big (4-6"), so 5 would fill up the tank. I'd go for a school of tetra instead (not serpaes!), likely emperor, or congo, & not the smallest, neons as they make good angel snacks.

alternatively there is a dwarf blue rainbowfish that stays 2" and likes soft water and live food. Don't quite remember the name.