A nice alternative to Angels

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i had a tank when i was younger, 2 lace gouramis, 2 snakeskin gouramis, 2 sunset gouramis and two golden gouramis. with hardy plants and peppered corys. all looked and worked well together.
 

cburkhart78

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Since everyone is saying gourami I will add that the paradise fish is attractive.Also there are a lot of barbs that would fit, danios, or even kuhli loaches.
 

bmxer4ever

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Giant Danios? Might be a bit TOO big! And fast too....

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Hmmm nice, No on answered my fire eel question.
I've done a bit of mixing and because of the losses in my hex I'm gonna put all my larger fish in my 10 into the hex and turn the 10 to a guppy tank... ecen wit that the hex is gonna be pretty empty.
So fire eel? :D
 

JuanTamad

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Your experience with Angels is atypical. I've bred and kept Angels for over 5 years now and saw such agression only a few times. When it happens, and they do happen sometimes with long established pairs, I separate them right away or put dividers between the antagonists.

In a community tank, Angels live at peace with each other in groups of 4 or more. Even my wild Altums, Scalare, or Dumerellis, do not attack each other in the manner of your bully Angel. ;)
 

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Fire eels get big and can be a little tricky to care for. Gouramis are a great idea, Opaline/Gold Gouramis, Dwarf Gouramis, Pearls, and Snakeskins all have great color and as long as you keep more females than males you will not see much aggression.
 

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Forgetting fire eels then, hmmmm I'll have some thinking to do then:)
 
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