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can black angels and malawi's be buds?



 
 
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Old October 15th 03, 06:45 AM
david baker
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we are new, i am, to fish anyhow and i would like to know if its sensible to
mix a black angel and two malawis in the same tank. ive heard that angels
are cichlids and shoudl be fine, then i heard not. who do i trust and who is
right? anyone who has some constructive criticism, could you please help.

greatly appreciated


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Old October 16th 03, 10:17 AM
Bob K.
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Default can black angels and malawi's be buds?

we are new, i am, to fish anyhow and i would like to know if its sensible to
mix a black angel and two malawis in the same tank. ive heard that angels
are cichlids and shoudl be fine, then i heard not. who do i trust and who is
right? anyone who has some constructive criticism, could you please help.

greatly appreciated


Angels are from South America, soft water, slightly acid.
Angels are also slow moving - almost lethargic fish.
Malawis are from Africa, hard water, very alkaline.
Most Malawis are fast moving, constantly nipping, hyperactive fish

If one is happy, the other wont be. Or you can keep both
half miserable.

No, you've picked two quite incompatible species to mix.

Stay with one or the other, there's plenty of color varieties in either.

Bob
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Old November 24th 03, 05:25 AM
Peter D. Rau
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IMHO the malawis will most likely shred the angel's fins into nubs.
Also, the water requirements for malawis (hard, alkaline) is completely
different from the angel's (soft, acidic).

david baker wrote:

we are new, i am, to fish anyhow and i would like to know if its sensible to
mix a black angel and two malawis in the same tank. ive heard that angels
are cichlids and shoudl be fine, then i heard not. who do i trust and who is
right? anyone who has some constructive criticism, could you please help.

greatly appreciated



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Old November 25th 03, 02:00 AM
Jim Morcombe
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Are Electric Yellows from Lake Malawi?

If so, then you can do it if you raise them all together from bubs.

Jim


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IMHO the malawis will most likely shred the angel's fins into nubs.
Also, the water requirements for malawis (hard, alkaline) is completely
different from the angel's (soft, acidic).

david baker wrote:

we are new, i am, to fish anyhow and i would like to know if its

sensible to
mix a black angel and two malawis in the same tank. ive heard that

angels
are cichlids and shoudl be fine, then i heard not. who do i trust and

who is
right? anyone who has some constructive criticism, could you please

help.

greatly appreciated





 




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