Other Angelfish Names: Angelfish, Angel Fish

Angelfish Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare, Platax scalaris, Plataxoides dumerilii, Pterophyllum altum, Pterophyllum dumerilii, Pterophyllum eimekei, Pterophyllum scalare, Zeus scalaris

Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare))

Temperature Range: 74°F-86°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: South American Cichlids

Angelfish Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)

Angelfish Life Expectancy: 12 years

Angelfish Habitat: South American Swamps and Rivers

Angelfish Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Angelfish Temperament: Generally peaceful but may eat small tankmates.

Angelfish Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - Does well with flake or pellet foods supplimented with blood worms and brine shrimp.

Angelfish Description: The unique shape of the Angelfish makes it one of the most recognizable freswater aquarium fish in the world. The Angelfish comes in many varieties: Striped; Marbled; Half-black; Veiled; Blushing; Gold; Pearl scaled; or a variety of these. Angelfish prefer a tall tank due to their disproportionate body height.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Community fish that are not small enought to fit in an angelfish's mouth.

Angelfish Breeding & Spawning: Use pH of 7.0 and a higher temperature of 85F. The eggs are laid on broad leaved plants, or the front glass. With appropriate pairs, Angelfish are not hard to breed.

Determining Angelfish Sex: Very hard to tell. Older males may have a bump on their head. When spawning gender can be determined by breeding tubes. A female has a round "tear-drop" shaped breeding tube and a male has a cone shaped breeding tube.

Aquarium Region: All over

Angelfish Diseases: HITH (Hole in the Head Disease), Hexatima

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