Today we’re gonna be doing the 10 best tank mates for your angelfish. Today I’m gonna try any of you guys as many different ideas and possibilities to incorporate into an angelfish aquarium. Now angelfish a weird type of fish, because they do get quite big, they’re relatively peaceful, but they can be kind of temperamental and they’re a decent community fish, but there’re definitely some things I just wouldn’t consider keeping with these guys.
So to cherish shrimp I’m not going to stand a chance once these guys start to get a little bit bigger and your neon tetras and stuff like that can also be threatened by these guys. Just anything that can fit in their mouth normally isn’t a good idea. So especially live bearers and stuff like that, can also become a little bit complicated and I’m gonna try and steer away from all those kinds of fish and let you guys keep them with fish that aren’t gonna get attacked just before.
Number 10 on my list is gonna be Kribensis. Now the kribensis is a dwarf cichlid from Africa, and these guys are probably the best to war cichlid to start out with. No, these guys aren’t like your apistogramma sand, all that kind of stuff. These guys are from Africa. Your apistogramma has come from South America, obviously, and these guys are a lot more tolerable to bad conditions. So I’ve kept these guys with angelfish in the past and they seem to do really well.
They can both be a little bit territorial, but they’re. Both kind of thick-skinned and can deal with each other, so they’re really good these guys a little like puppy dogs in your aquarium. They have a lot of personality and they’re very, very easy to breed as well. So if you can get a male and a female Chuck, a cave in there, you’re gonna get some breeding a ton of babies. I wouldn’t recommend reading these guys too much, because you won’t be able to find a place to easily sell them, but they are very, very fun fish to keep and they’re cheap and they’re easy to take care of. So they’re a great beginner to water cichlids.
Then number nine on my list is gonna be the rainbowfish. I’m talking about your bows Marni’s and your dwarf neon rainbowfish, and even some of your red rainbowfish and light kind of stuff pretty much the whole bunch of it. I’m suggesting to keep with these guys because rainbowfish kind of have a different display to your angelfish. They’re a bit more streamlined and they’re also schooling, so they’re going to swim around like schools in your aquarium and provide a really cool display, but also they’re very peaceful and they’re able to swim away from angelfish and keep their distance and they’re not really a target for these guys.
So, there are top drawing fish boats a time to mid dwelling they’re all gonna eat the same foods as your angelfish, so it makes them really easy to take care of. The only thing is, some of your rainbowfish can be a little bit more finicky than some of your other fish that are gonna, be on this list. So, they’re more of like an intermediate style of fish. They can be quite pricey in some areas and in some other areas that can also be cheap. So, it’s up to you whether you want to do this, but rainbowfish do make really good community fish and I enjoy keeping rainbowfish with my angelfish.
Number eight on my list is gonna be Smaller Loricaridai. Now this is going to be another little bit of like a controversial decision. The reason I’m saying this is because these guys, that can be a really cool, centerpiece kind of oddball fish without being really a centerpiece at all. These guys can be quite pricey. These guys are mostly from the Orinoco Basin in the Amazon, the same as the angelfish come from, and these guys are gonna hide most of the day.
So, I wouldn’t recommend mixing up your plecos. I’d get like one style of Smaller Loricaridai. The only thing is they’re not a very hard fish to take care of. They’re all carnivorous, not algae eaters, or anything like that. But the big difference is the price point, so these guys can be a little bit more expensive and that’s why I begin to sink that hard to take care of they’re not really hard to take care of it all. They’re very, very easy to take care of. It’s just that price point where it kind of sets people off now. I could get a bit of flack for this, because a lot of people will say: they’re not compatible, they’re definitely compatible.
You can definitely keep them in the same aquarium and in fact the Angels are gonna act as Doozers and let them know that they’re all safe to be in an aquarium, there’re no predators that would be in the wild. So they’re really cool tank mate. They’re not something that you’re gonna see interacting with the angelfish, but at night they’re gonna come out and eat and when you feel. As well they’re gonna come out and eat and the angelfish won’t really want anything to do with them.
So they’re really cool tank bait, I’m not suggesting the Briscoes pleco. Yet I’m just saying the Smaller Loricaridai can be a good decision. Now one little disclaimer I wouldn’t get like a huge pleco, make sure you do your research get like a like. That’s going to stay around up to 15 centimeters, not even like longer than that. You could be running into some problems. Some of your smaller styles are really good.
Number seven on my list is gonna be bigger Tetras. So not just small ones, not your neons and what kind of stuff you want to steer really clear of them, but your bigger ones. So your lemon tetras, your rummy nose, tetras, your black neon tetras, are all really good tank mates or angelfish, because they’re schooling, they’re gonna go around the top of the aquarium and they’re gonna just provide a really good display and they also come from the same areas of the world that the angelfish do.
So they’re both very compatible and the reason I say your bigger ones is just so that they can’t be eaten. And so there’s a huge variety of these guys that you can choose from and the best thing about them is normally. You can keep them all together, so you can have a bunch of different types of schooling, fish and it’s just a really good fish. To add, if you are looking for a display kind of aquarium, you’re not gonna, be able to breed them or anything like that. But they are a really common, like decision for a lot of people when they have an angelfish or chrome.
So your bigger Tetras don’t get any smaller ones. Do your research make sure you don’t buy any small tetras, but some of your bigger tetras are gonna, go about an inch and up in size and be really good.
Number six on my list is gonna be Danios. So Danios again are an awesome tank mate for these guys. They keep doing yours actually with my angelfish right now and the reason they’re so good is, first of all, they’re very, very similar to Tetras. They’re not from the same part of the world or anything but they’re s schooling fish for the best thing about them is they’re really cheap. There’re a few different styles you can get and they look really cool.
But the other thing is that’s so quick that the angelfish won’t be able to attack them in any stage of aggression and they act as a really good dinner. So, the angelfish will just be able to take all their aggression out on these guys, but they’re not actually going to be able to do any damage because they are literally so fast, so literally like on it’s just nuts. So, these guys are so quick. There are really good sunita, so they’re really entertaining to feed and kids absolutely love watching them feed just because of literally a little tight sharks and piranhas around like a Cuba, bloodworms or something like that. They’re just really good.
Number five on my list is gonna be a live Pharaoh, but one of your bigger life bearers – and this is gonna – be Platies. So, I don’t really talk about the Platies too much because I’m not a huge Platies enthusiast. I do like a, but I just don’t keep them. They are a good tank mate for the angelfish they’re a little bit slow and they can be prone to getting my friend, nipping in some really extreme cases, but most of the time they’re gonna be decent.
These guys are alive Pharaoh, so they’re gonna give birth to live babies and they breathe super easy if you’re trying to breed them. I’d recommend adding like a ton of cover and heaps of hiding places and tons of really bushing plants to try and hide the babies, because the owner fish are just gonna, be able to eat them all up and you’re gonna notice that they’re not breeding and that’s because your natural fish are gonna, be eating the babies, so they’re really good.
They’re super cheap. It’s not even funny how Hardy these guys are. They come in a wide range of colors for you to choose from they’re super good fish for your angel fish tank and they are a bit meaning and like your Guppies and like kind of stuff. So, they can take a bit of a hit. But they’re not very sensitive at all and the angelfish really probably won’t want much to do with them at all, so they’re a really good tank note for the owner fish.
Number four on the list is going to be your bristlenose plecos. So, these guys, I like really up there on the top tank mates for your angelfish, and this is because they kind of offer a little bit of help in your aquarium. They eat a lot of the surface algae on things in the tank now they’re not cleaning fish, they’re not like sucker fish, even they’re not gonna relieve you of having a job and cleaning the tank, but they do help you with a lot of that surface kind of dust, algae that grows on the glass, so they don’t eat all kinds of algae.
They most clients like they do a really good job of keeping the glass clean. My favorite thing about these guys is they’re super meaty, so they’re not gonna be able to get attacked by the angelfish first of all because they stay like in rocks and hide most of the day. But the other thing is if they do get attacked. If they’ve got a huge helmet on their head and they’re not gonna be able to get damaged by these guys at all, and the other thing is, if you add a cave to your aquarium and you have a male and a female they’re probably gonna breed and there are really good fish to brief a profit, because people always are looking for these guys, so they have a really cool tank mate.
Number three is gonna be apistogramma. Now these guys are another dwarf cichlids so similar to your Coburn’s. These guys are a dwarf cichlid. Next, a very, very small, like they don’t get bigger than four inches, and their difference between nominal kribensis is first of all, they look way cooler in my opinion, but the other thing is they’re from South America. So, the same kinds of waters as our good old angelfish are, and they come in a wide range of different types.
You can choose from that can be pretty aggressive, but most of the time I find them to be very, very peaceful, they’re, not very temperamental at all. They’re very nice fish. The one thing that’s hard about them is they’re more of like an intermediate style of fish. You can have some mistakes happen with these guys and kill them like pretty easily, but most of the time the commercially raised ones and the ones that are bred in aquariums are very, very hardy and they’re not gonna die super easily, but the wild core ones can be another story, they’re a little bit more pricey than your kribensis, because they’re just a little bit harder to breed, and I think they’re really good tank mate because they stay down the bottom of the aquarium.
Now you’re gonna want to add, like some caves and stuff like that, especially if you’ve got males and females for them to go and hide, and you might even get some breeding if you get the water to come down to a lower pH and you drop The hardness and if you guys want to see like my breeding series on these guys, it’s gonna, be linked up here and you guys can watch that they’re really fun fish to breed and they have some really cute tiny little babies.
German Blue Rams
Number 2 on my list is gonna be the German blue Rams. So, these guys another dwarf cichlid, but the reason I’ve added these guys is normally they’re a bit cheaper and I think that a lot of other hobbyists like the way they look a little bit better than the other door sequence I’ve recommended. So these guys look amazing. They’re incredible, if you can get them to breed, you can make a lot of money because we’ll always want to buy them, and if you can offer them for the right price, people will always want to take them.
They’re an awesome fish that generally suited for beginners. They’re more of like an intermediate style fish, but you can keep them as a beginner. I would recommend first of all, keeping like some Guppies or something, but the next fish on could be the German blue Rams. These guys are great tank mates. I always see them being kept with angelfish and they are just a really cool looking fish, so the same kind of care as your apistogramma say in all the same foods, definitely add a couple of caves just for them to go and hide in, but males And the females look amazing and they’re just to prove the really cool fish.
Number one on the list is gonna be Corydoras. So, these guys are the best tank mate for your answer. Fish aquarium – and this is because they stay along the bottom of the aquarium – they stay out of the way of the angelfish and they look really cool. So I’ve got a ton of these guys in this back room here. I’ve got like six of them with my angelfish. They go along the bottom. You need like a sand substrate or a really fine, gravel substrate for them to do well, because they’ve got little bobbles.
They’re gonna go along the bottom and eat all the little pieces of food that fall to the bottom and sift through the gravel all day long, they do a really good job of turning over that detritus and helping break down the mall and stuff like that. They do a really good job of that. The other thing, too, is they’re just super cool, so they school around the aquarium. You can get like a couple of these guys. I’d recommend getting like if you had enough tank space, get like eight of them and you just watch them go through the aquarium, they’re a really interesting little fish and the reason that number one is they’re like definitely a beginner fish.
They take all the same foods as the angelfish and the other thing is they come in a wide variety of different colors and there’s just a million different types of these guys. You can pick up so there’s some cheap ones like your our BIOS and your bronze, but then there’s also some really cool ones. You can get like your green lasers and there’s just I’m really gonna try, because it’s just hundreds these guys to choose from, but again they’re really good tank mates.