Can Angelfish And Zebra Plecos Be Housed Together?

Which aquarium fish go together?

Mailed catfish are recommended for socialization and, depending on the water parameters, female fighting fish, danios, emperor tetras, transverse banded pike and dwarf gouramis. But also catfish and shrimp get along with the guppies.

What fish go well with platys and neons?

When selecting ornamental fish, care should be taken that they do not regard neon tetras as prey and have similar housing requirements. Suitable fish for socialization are, for example, platies, guppies, catfish, and other tetra species.

What to put with guppies

  • barbel and guppies. Barbels of the genus Barbus.
  • threadfish and guppies. Dwarf gourami can be kept well with guppies.
  • bettas and guppies.
  • puffer fish and guppies.
  • red neons and guppies.
  • angelfish and guppies.
  • dwarf cichlids and guppies.

What fish get along with platys?

The platy is very unobtrusive when it comes to fishing other species, it is generally a friend of harmonious coexistence. There are no difficulties with guppies, catfish, armored catfish or snails. The fish can reproduce with the swordtail and parrot platys.

How many platys do you have to keep as a minimum?

Platys live in groups in the wild and should also be kept in a group of at least five members of the same species in the aquarium.

What goes well with gourami?

Remedy can create small hiding places by planting. Peaceful animals such as guppies or puckfish are suitable for socializing with other species. Tetras and danios can also be added to the aquarium with the trichogasters.

How many threadfish should you keep?

Relatively compatible threadfish, group keeping possible. Body length 10-12 cm, life expectancy about 10 years. 3-4 animals in a 100 cm tank, 5-10 in a 130 cm tank.

Which threadfish are peaceful?

In principle, the Trichogaster trichopterus can live peacefully with other aquarium inhabitants as long as they do not claim a larger territory for themselves. Catfish and/or loaches, for example, are therefore suitable as companionship for the blue gourami.

What goes well with dwarf gourami?

  • Types of gourami (e.g. honey gourami, red robin gourami)
  • small loaches (e.g. striped loach)
  • small schooling fish (e.g. neons)
  • armored catfish.

How many dwarf gouramis in an aquarium?

112 liters is the minimum size you need in an aquarium for keeping dwarf gouramis. You should put a maximum of one pair in such a tank. If the aquarium is larger, you can keep two males and a maximum of three females.

How big does a blue threadfish get?

Size. In the aquarium, a gourami can reach up to 11 cm, rarely in very large aquariums a little more (up to 13 cm).

What fish Cannot live with angelfish?

As a rule, avoid keeping Angelfish with fish that like to nip at the fins of other fish like Barbs and some species of Tetras. Also, as I mentioned in some cases, it’s best to introduce smaller tank mates while your angelfish are still small and young, so they’re less likely to see other species as food.

What do angelfish need in their tank?

Captive raised angelfish accept a wide range of water conditions, although they prefer slightly warmer water. pH should be between 6.8 and 7.8, with hardness between 3° and 8° dKH (54 to 145 ppm). Temperature is best kept between 78° and 84° F.

How many angelfish can you keep together?

The aquarium size depends on how many fish you plan to have. For a 29-gallon community tank, keep no more than four adult angelfish with other tank mates. For a 55-gallon tank, start with five or six juvenile angelfish and be prepared to remove some in the future if they get too territorial.

How big does Zebra Pleco get?

The average Zebra Pleco size is between 3 and 4 inches when fully grown. They’re a bit smaller than other plecos, which can prove to be an issue if kept in a community tank (more on that later).

How much is a Zebra Pleco?

Prices remain much higher now than they ever were, with online retail prices often in the $300 to $400 range, and even localized successful breeders asking $150 to $200 per fish.

Do Zebra Plecos eat algae?

In the wild, the zebra pleco usually eats some combination of algae, detritus (organic matter), seeds, and other small morsels. In captivity, they enjoy protein-rich pellets, live or freeze-dried food (such as bloodworms and brine shrimp), and the occasional algae wafer or blanched vegetable.

How fast do Zebra Plecos grow?

They’re slow growers and unless you pay them a lot of attention in terms of feeding, space, and water quality, getting them to grow more than 1cm every 6-8 weeks will be a challenge. Zebra plecs are now bred in commercial numbers and these turn out beautiful clean fish in number.

What size tank does a Zebra Pleco need?

A 20-gallon tank will work just fine for one Zebra Pleco, yet, a 30-gallon one will provide more space for the fish to swim and explore. Don’t let its relatively small size trick you into getting a small tank, though. This fish needs its space and will be much happier when it can swim to its heart content.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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