Common Name: Angelfish
Scientific Name: Pterophyllum Scalare
Native Range: Northern South America from western Venezuela to Guyana
Size: 3.5 inches
Food: Angelfish are Omnivores. They eat a wide range of food. Bloodworms, brine shrimps, flaked plant based food can all be given New-born angelfish need brine shrimp before they can be weaned on to other foods
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive. Can be hostile towards members of their own species.
pH: 5.8 to 7
Temperature : Angelfish are tropical fish. The recommended temperature range is 24 to 27 degrees Celsius.
Reproduction: Egg layers. During the breeding season. Male and female angelfish will pair off. The female will lay her eggs on an inclined surface such as a rock or a large leaf. The male will then fertilize the eggs. The eggs hatch after three days.
Sexing: Sexing Angelfish is difficult. There are few external differences, however, between the sexes. See article on sexing Angelfish