Angel Fish Small

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Angelfish - Pterophyllum scalare

Available in -small 3-5cm

                   - medium 6-8cm

                   -large 9-12cm

 

Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare

Common name: Angelfish

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 5.3 - 7.6

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 18°N (0 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 23 - 29 °C (73.4 - 84.2°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Feeding

Granules, tablets, tubifex, small worms, spinach, lettuce.

Sexing

Nearly impossible. The best way how to determine their sex is when it comes to breeding.

Breeding

Egg-layers. Eggs are usually laid on a rock, but it can be plant sometimes. There aren’t any problems with laying eggs and hatching the fry. However, you should remove the fry or parents after newborns are free-swimming. Otherwise, fry could be eaten.

Lifespan

7 years or even more.