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Eugene - 2007-10-24
I love these little 'guys' They dart all over the place (when they are not hidden somewhere.) They do pick on the other species a little bit, but not so much that it is a problem at all. MOST important thing I LOVE about these guys is that they eat snails! I have two aquariums with a snail infestation. The one with the skunk fish is keeping the problem at a managable state. They 'suck' out the snail meat and leave just the shell. When I vacuum up the waste I always find a bunch of empty shells in the waste water. I am planning to add 3 or 4 of these guys to my other tank with the snail problem!

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  • Dan - 2013-07-01
    Only get one due to the fact that they will be aggressive to each other!
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Lee smith. - 2010-10-03
I have got 5 silver monos, what is the best size tank to keep them in?

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  • Daniel750 - 2010-11-26
    A 55 Gallon tank.
  • neel - 2011-05-19
    Almost you can keep them in 2 and half feet by 15 inch by 15 inch tank.
  • Randall - 2013-06-30
    I'd say at least a 55g if not bigger for 5 of them. They get about 10' and need room to swim and grow. I have 1 in a 90g.
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Bhupesh kumar - 2013-01-31
I bought 6 young mono angels today and they seem happy in my 20 gal. Sandy aquarium it's very enjoyeble to see these cute fishes.

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  • Randall - 2013-06-30
    You are going to need a bigger tank for these guys. They are suppose to be in at least a 55g if not bigger for 6 of them. They can grow up to 10' and live up to 11 years.
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Randall - 2013-06-30
I just got a silver mono and it was in a brackish tank at the fish store. I was a little worried that he might die cause I have a fresh water tank. But he seems to be doing just fine and I am very happy with him. He loves the rocks in my tank and is very active. Great fish to add if you have at least a 55g tank they need room to swim and grow.

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Roxy - 2013-04-30
My 2 mono angels are fighting the big mono is hurting small one by bitting his skin...... What should i do knw they r my loving ones

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-30
    Try and add more places for retreat.  Areas that will break the line of sight sometimes work.
  • Anonymous - 2013-06-30
    I would get more of them..if you have the room in your tank. So its not just one getting picked on all the time.
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Ms. Bell - 2013-06-29
Hello, so I have some questions. 1) I have a 29 gallon tank with a bunch of conduct fry, a 3' marble convict and a 3' salvini. I plan to get rid of most of the fry, will my marbled convict breed with one of my black convict? If so does the marble get a red belly like the female black convict? 2) I believe my salvini is a female, but I am not sure are there any definite ways to tell? 3) I currently have a purple spotted govt in one of my community tanks and I'm wondering if he can holds his own against my cichlids, I was told he can be aggressive and will eat smaller fish. Thanks in advance.

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Rach - 2013-06-21
I three big angelfish, and two are marble male and my female. I also have 3 small angelfish, 2 gouramis, a clown loach, and a 3 to 4 inch pleco in a 36 gallon tank. One of the males and the female I had just gotten 2 weeks ago, and they laid eggs unknowingly, and I do not know anything on angelfish fry.  Above all, these two fish are beating up my other big angelfish that I had through everything. I was going take them back, but now  I do not know long the fry need to be with fiercely guarding parents!

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ivor whitehouse - 2005-10-28
a nice fish but very easily spooked. did have three but lost one when it jumped out of the tank when cleaning. put it back quickly but the stress gave it a heart attack and it died suddenly. they do not bother other fish at all but they will eat small fry as i have seen them feed on newborn platies. seem to be quite hardy and are supposed to live up to ten years if well looked after and a bit of luck. would not recommend for tanks less than four feet as a full grown one needs space and even four feet can be considered small when you are a foot or more long. have not bred in the aquarium but they seem to go through some form of display or ritual which looks like a prelude to mating. a beautiful fish and justly popular.

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  • Terry - 2013-06-21
    Hi there, you mention a form of display or ritual with these fish, I have a pair of them have found it impossible to sex them however have regularly caught glimpse of them swimming almost in tandem with them inter lapping tails! Is this the 'perhaps' ritual to which you allude? I am a little concerned as my UFO 500 tank is only 78 litres therefore not sure if that's large enough tho it should do just now I guess, also I've read many things on this page about pairs not being a good thing, these two seem fine and the old romantic in me hopes that this is a mating ritual and indicative of them being fine together!
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jackazell - 2013-06-21
try cutting up little bits of lettace or spinnich. it worked when my goldfish was sick and dying.

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Edd miller - 2013-06-20
So i have right now a angelfish and cory catfish tank can i add a small electric blue jack Dempsey cichlid and the tank is 45

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-21
    See the social behavior section up above for an idea of how these fish get along with others. I think your other fish will be at risk.
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