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New 25 Gallon tank!

papillonmama
October 26th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Love it!:cloud9:

I didn't want to say anything incase I jinxed the cycling. But it's totally cycled and my angel fish are doing awesome!!! It seems like a pretty big tank for just two angels, but they really seem to be enjoying it. I also have a female guppy, who used to have a partner, but it seems the cats were doing a little fishing. Poor little guy.:rip:

When my friend comes over later, I'll get her to take a picture on her camera phone, mine is bust. I'm so excited, I'll post it later today.

Prin
October 26th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Yey! (I'm waiting for the pic...) ;)

papillonmama
October 26th, 2006, 12:15 PM
I'm still really excited too, my friend is coming over after she's finished work, just four more hours,lol.:crazy:

jawert1
October 26th, 2006, 12:39 PM
I remember how I felt after the 2 months of empty tank cycling I went through, stocking it with flame gouramis and zebra danios and man, was I proud. Congrats on the new tank, you'll find that eventually you'll stock a little bit more, but I know my tank is so underutilized cuz I'm paranoid about stressing out :)

phoenix
October 26th, 2006, 12:40 PM
awesome, can't wait to see it!

papillonmama
October 26th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Okay, here's the crumby picture I got from my friends cameraphone, she did her best though.


I am now on a mission, I need a proper camera.:frustrated:

jawert1
October 27th, 2006, 11:37 AM
Looks like someone else is just as excited about you stocking the tank :) Great pic, glad everything's going well!

Prin
October 27th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Cool tank. Yeah- looks like the kitty found a new hobby.:D

Sneaky
October 28th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Hi there,
to take tank shots you need to 1) Turn tank lights ON
2) Turn Room Lights OFF
3) If you use a non-digital camera, stand back from
the tank about 5 feet to get proper focus for the full
tank shot.

Sounds great!
Just keep in mind that your angelfish will grow to be
8 inches or more from snout to base of tail, and up to 14-16
inches tall from top to bottom of fins, with the pectorals
dragging possibly even longer. Angelfish get huge.
You may need to upgrade them to a larger tank at some point,
depending on how they act to each other, and how tall
your tank is. If your tank is at least 18 inches tall, they will
be fine in it for life if they get along. If its less tall, you will need
to upgrade when they grow tall.
If they become friends, which usually only happens if they are
both female, then they should be fine. If they pair up (m/f) they
again will be fine. If they are 2 males, or m/f and dont pair up,
they will fight a lot and will need a bigger space for more territory.

Angels grow fast. If you got little ones like quarter size,
expect them to be hitting tea saucer size within
5-6 months. To ensure proper growth, do frequent
small water changes, feed approx. 5 times a day on a widely
varied diet high in protein (frozen bloodworms, egg yolk, cooked
chicken, chopped earthworms, a quality flake food, and even some
veggie flakes/wafers will be enjoyed). They will grow fast and
big and healthy this way.

Are you going to try to breed them if they pair up?
Angelfish will easily breed in a 25g tank and probably
raise their fry up if theirs nothin in there that can eat them.

Do you have anything in with them at all?
You could probably add a nice school of smaller cory cats
for the bottom if you wanted.
Pandas are super super cute.

Great choice on the Angels, I bout 3 dime size juvi's myself
about 3 weeks ago, kept them in my 10g and fed fed fed em and
changed the water lots, now they are silver dollar size and
have moved into the 75 g tank.
I hope to get 1 more in the future. I got a Koi, a Gold Halo,
and a Smokey Blue. I would like to get a Leopard too.

Anyway looking forward to better pics and congrats!