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Pterophyllum scalare(Platinum Angelfish)

A rare artificial form of common angelfish distinguisghed by a completely silver body totally lacking in any markings at all. The eyes are black.

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

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Amwell Aquatics - Epping Epping CM16 6LX View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln Lincoln LN6 9BY View shop
New Atlantic Country Superstore Suffolk NR35 2TQ View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop
Wholesale Tropicals London E2 0AA View shop

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