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14 quid on a fish

...Swear to God,  Azrael, if you kill this one, you're on your own.

It is a medium sized angel cos the last one I introduced was small and died within the first hour. Angel fish advice is rubbish. You have to get a smaller one so hopefully the 'homeowner' will consider them too small to be rivals,  you have to get a larger one so that it can stand up for itself in new waters against an aggressor. You have to get the opposite sex cos one can only hope they'll fancy each other, you mustn't get males ever cos they just beat everything up, but you can't really tell till they sexually mature. How will you know when they sexually mature? They chase each other round/hit on each other/try to kill each other. However, they are thoroughly aggressive fish, who seem to chase each other round/hit on each other/try to kill each other at every stage of their lives so realistically speaking the only sensible piece of advice I have found across the intartubes is that each situation is different and  that there is no such thing as a consistent angel fish.

The tank is full of live food which usually makes them all happy. Azrael's been chasing the newcomer around, but he's not been utterly relentless... he kind of swims around a bit confused, goes for other fish, and then chases or swims quite close alongside.The latter is often a kind of buddy thing or a buzzing thing. There are plenty of places for Newbie to hide. Newbie needs a better name than Newbie, but no name until s/he's survived a day or two.

14 quid! I'm not even a fish fancier!


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Nov. 24th, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC)
M wants a tank for her birthday, I am reading with interest, and some trepidation.
She wants little turtles and catfish, as far as I can tell they can't be kept together, so trying to pin her down to one...
Nov. 25th, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
She has great taste in aquarium dwellers!

I love corydora catfish, and generally keep at least 4, cos they get depressed without numbers. Because they are bottom dwellers, you can have all sorts of other fish with them, no trouble at all, but they do need algae wafers as well as ordinary fish food, and an under-rock/cave like space to congregate in. But yes, turtles =no fry and probably no fish as the turtles get bigger. I think there are catfish too big for a turtle to mess with, but don't know much about them.

Turtles though would be fantastic!
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