Originally Posted by roseann
Growing up my Dad kept a tank and stocked it with whatever he wanted. There were angels and barbs in together. My Dads fish keeping skills sucked(sorry Dad). The angels get large and terratorial. Once the angels are mature I doubt the barbs will mess with them. That size tank is good to allow the angels to have a territory and the barbs still have room to with out having to mix much. The issue will be getting the angels big enough to survive the barbs, because once the angels are mature they will harrass any new fish you put in. The only other option is to let the angels mature then redecorate the tank and really move some things around to screw up their sense of territory then add the barbs. Depending on the size of the angels you buy this could take a year or less before you could ad barbs.
Look at Dr Fosters & Smith for ordering fish online. My friend just got an order in from them.
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This tank is also going to be my growing tank for plants for my clients' tanks. I'm working on starting up an aquarium design and maintenance business and I'd like to have plants "stockpiled" so that I don't have to buy them every time I start up a new tank. So, it'll be "redecorated" quite often.
I've never actually kept a (breeding) pair of angels. I had an adult male (started out as a little 2" guy and grew to 6" long and 10" tall) who was an amazing fish. I also had a small pair after Caius, my big male, died, but my tank had a meltdown (my heater broke in winter while I was away from home for a couple of days and the whole tank succumbed to ich before I got home) and they died before they actually were old enough to pair off and mate. Posted via Mobile Device