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    Tank mates for Angel fish

    I have a 35 gallon hexagon tank and would like to buy an angel fish as the "centerpiece" fish. The tank currently has 2 platies and 2 marble hatchetfish. What fish make good tank mates for angels?





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    Cories, tetras(provided these are not slim and small), hatchets, plecos, rams and apistos.
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    hex tanks have a low footprint but are tall which is good for the angel

    this, however, limits your stovkig, i would do 2 angels and another 6 hatchets



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    One angel, if it is a must. Small footprint and not enough free swimming space IMO.

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    would any of you put an angel in a 20gal long?



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    no, wouldn't put an angel in a 20g long as there would not be anough heght for the fish to freely swim

    35g hex is probably about the same footprint as a 20g long, so it is probably pushing it a bit, however the hex has the height advantage over the long....there are probably better options for a centrepiece fish for this tank admittedly, however am trying to find the best option for the guy....theres no point in dismising out of hand when there is a solution which may work, probably at a push



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    Why not a DG?
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    i agree, a dg would be good option!



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    two angels would not have enough space in a 35 gallon hex.

    lemon, diamond, and rummynose tetras are all great schooling fish for angel tanks.



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    First of all, I would bump up the hatchets to 6, as they like being in groups.

    I would buy 8 tetras or rasboras of your choice, and as for a centerpiece, a gourami would be great. I personally dont think a 35hex has enough swim room for an angelfish.
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