Should I get another Angelfish?

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Gypsy125

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So after years in the hobby I finally got an Angelfish and...I really really like it. He (?) is a marble and was tiny when I got him (dime size). Now he is the size of a quarter and growing fast. He is in a fully planted 29 gal with some black neons and diamond tetras. The black neons are old so I don't think they'll last much longer. Should I get him a buddy? My concern is fighting/fin nipping. He has perfect fins.
 

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A 29 is kind of small for 2 angels. Eventually when they get bigger, they will probably fight, unless you have a pair. I have 4 in my tank (they are faily big), they jossle, but no real damage.
 

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How long before they get too big for a 29 gal? I got the one I have now about 3 months ago at a dime size and he is now about the size of a quarter. Do they slow down with the growth as they get older?
 

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The single will be ok by himself, if you had multiples you would probably start seeing some squabling with in the next 2 months. They grow to mature size at a pretty steady pace.
 

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A doulbe edge sword here. You take good care of it== You give it good water, and good food==healthy and grows faster.
 
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