Spent all Friday night getting everything transferred to the new tank, fish included and it looks the bees knees! Woke up on Saturday morning to my Oranda playing a new game of how high he can swim up the tank, which he never did in the other tank-he was a very slow and lazy swimmer.
Unfortunatley, i lost my favourite Jeremy the Comet on Sunday, which i am very upset about as i am sure he would have loved to live in the new tank .
After the upset with Jeremy i connected the new Rena Airpump up, which is only mildly quieter than the old air pump, a little diappointing as it is supposed to be "extremely quiet" but i wanted an all matching Rena set up.
Tested the water on Sunday and is almost the same as when i last tested it, just Nitrate a little lower but his tank holds more water than the other. Hope i haven't disturbed the cycle but the fish seem fine and happy-all fins up!
The Rena filter i have is fantastic, you can't even hear it and now with the light in the aquarium the fish look lovely and colourful. They aren't quiet used to getting blown across the tank by the filter!
Hi Trigger, Angels are a bit sensitive to high Nitrate levels, and prefer water to be on the soft side (roughly 2 - 8 degrees general hardness), but apart from that they don't require anything particularly special to thrive (only the obligatory zero Ammonia and Nitrite levels). As you are aware, they do prefer their own compary, so a small group of four or more would be best. As for feeding, live or frozen small inverts are the best i.e. Daphnia , Bloodworm, Cyclops, Black Mosquito Larvae etc. along with the usual tropical flake. Marc
hi, i have just been given, a silver angel fish, its quite big. i know they like to be in small groups, so i will try and get a couple more. but i was wondering, what is the best food to feed it with, do they reqire anything special. just trying to make it feel at home. cheers. takecare. kind regards. trigger. excuse my spelling it should have been require.
Re: coldwater fish compatability and tank density
I would recommend only keeping fancys together and not with single tails as I have, because the male single tails can mistake the fancys as they get bigger for females and harass them, so you will be fine with black moors and fantails, but if you keep 4 in the tank you mentioned be warned you will need to get a larger tank later as they grow, as fishy mentioned they do recommend 8 gallons per fish for growth.