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Pterophyllum scalare(Marble Angelfish)

One of the most popular of all tropical fish, tank-bred specimens are hardy, adaptable, and easy to keep. In its normal form, the fish is silver, with three or four vertical black bands and a distinctive red eye. Artifical forms include the marble angel, golden angel, and veil-tail angel.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Angelfish are peaceful, schooling fish best kept in groups. They naturally inhabit areas thick with vegetation, and do well in planted tanks. While they are generally well behaved towards other fish, they are predatory, and will eat small species such as neons, glowlights, and danios. On the other hand, angelfish will be persecuted by nippy species such as serpae tetras, black widows, pufferfish, and tiger barbs.

Tank bred fish spawn readily, usually on large leaves or upright stones. They are notoriously unreliable as far as broodcare goes, with many fish simply eating the eggs soon after spawning. It is usually best for the aquarist to remove the parents and raise the fry manually. The eggs hatch after a day or so, and by the 5th day the fry are free swimming and able to eat newly hatched brine shrimp and liquid fry food.

Family Group: South and Central American Cichlids
Distribution Guyana (Amazon River)
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 12 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.0-7.0

Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish in stock are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics@ Oxford Oxfordshire OX33 1YJ View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland Peterborough PE6 0JB View shop
Pond Life Aquatics London NW7 1AS View shop
New Atlantic Country Superstore Suffolk NR35 2TQ View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
Aquatic Design Centre London SW12 0PS View shop
Wildwoods Middlesex EN2 9BP View shop
Wholesale Tropicals London E2 0AA View shop

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