With its many fin and color variations, there is no wonder that Angelfish are easily recognized by a lot of aquarists. One good thing is that, because there are many different kinds of Angel Fish, having a tank with assorted angelfish will certainly be nice to view. They are calm, slow moving fishes that are not difficult to take care of.
While having assorted angelfish can ensure harmony in the tank, they tend to feed on small tetras. Yes – even angels can be bullies too. There are several good tank mates that you can choose from if you are planning to build an economy tank, such as Swordtails and Mollies.
Angelfish like warm water and it is ideal to have a tank temperature of around 27 °C (80°F) and a pH level 7.5 although most Angelfish will prefer water with 7.0 pH level. It should be noted that aggressive fishes will not be with the same aquarium as Angelfish since fin nipping might happen and you certainly don’t want that. There are several fishes though, however which are terrific tank mates.
In feeding, they will basically accept any flake foods but meaty foods should be included in its diet too to ensure health. It is also advisable to keep plants in the aquarium to serve as ‘canaries’ that will help you to easily determine if you have to change the water conditions. Like in any other fishes, bad water conditions can result in an angelfish death.
Perry’s Aquatic Centre started trading 18 years ago as Perry’s Angels when the owner, Wayne Perry started breeding Angel Fish. If you want to know anything about angel fish, ask Wayne. What he doesn’t know, isn’t worth knowing.
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