i have 37 gallon aquarium and it currently has 8 angelfish ranging from 4 inches to 3 of being 1 inch am i overstocking? and if i am whats the worst think that can happen. thanks
What Peter said.
The biggest concern I would have is when these fish get to maturity. At that point they are going to likely get aggressive with one another as they pair off, and all hell can break loose when they spawn. Some angels are better than others about this, and I've had pretty good luck with groups that all grew up together, but it's still a risk.
In that size tank I probably wouldn't stock more than 3-4 angels at the most and even then you might have problems if one decides to be an alpha.
I agree jeta. With few exceptions I've found that breeding cichlids need a tank of their own. Of course the other way to go is to have so many fish in the tank that territorial instincts are overwhelmed and break down, but this seems unnatural and cruel to me.
Yeah, I have been keeping angels forever, (20 plus years) I breed, and what not. I have 4 in a 40 tall; (one is dime size tho) and I feel like thats too many. I normally have 4 to 5 in a 75g, but my 75 is down right now due to a broken filter and lack of space. The 40 gallon is over filtered (100 gallon plus filter) and has a tone of live plants, and weekly 50% water changes, so I dont feel too bad about keeping them in there. For your 37g; 3 is what I would personally max out at, plus a bottom feeder to help with clean up. Or 8, with twice daily water changes; haha.
thanks guys for all the help guys!!!
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