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Also called Freshwater Angelfish

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This page contains information about Angelfish plus a link to a Special Show on Pet Fish Talk about Angelfish.  
  This video shows a young Ghost Angelfish about 3.5 to 4 inches tall.
  Here is a nice young Marbled Angelfish about 3.5 to 4 inches tall.
  This video shows a large aquarium in our facility that's full of young freshwater Angelfish.
  Here's a closer view of a nice young Marbled Angelfish, which are also called Angelfish.


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Scientific Names
Pterophyllum eimekei and/or Pterophyllum scalare.
There has been some controversy about the scientific name of Angelfish. Some experts think that the common aquarium Angelfish may be a hybrid of the two wild species, P. eimekei and P. scalare, listed above. There is at least one more species of wild Angelfish named Pterophyllum altum, and there is at least one report of it hybridizing with the common aquarium Angelfish.

Here is Tom's 55-gallon aquarium, which contains 55-gallons of water, several ceramic ornaments, and a dozen large Angelfish, that were obtained from and raised in this aquarium. You can see individual pictures of some of these Angels below on this web page.

There are veil tail and regular tail Angelfish varieties and an assortment of different color varieties. All Angels are wonderful aquarium fish. Although they are a little delicate when small, they grow fast and get stronger. They are not difficult to breed and many aquarists enjoy raising the babies. Click here for more information about breeding fish.

Click here to visit another web site with interesting pictures of Angels spawning and close up pictures of Angelfish fry.

Pet Fish Talk, an MP3 PodCast, is a weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish, such as Tropical Fish and goldfish, in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. The shows were hosted by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, Click on this image for more information.  
Click here to listen to a discussion about Breeding Freshwater Angelfish by Tom and Nevin Bailey on Pet Fish Talk, the internet talk show about keeping Pet Fish in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
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Angelfish. Buy Marbled Veil Tail  Freshwater Angelfish, which are also called Angelfish.Angelfish. Buy Black Veil Tail Fresh Water Angelfish, which are also called Angelfish.


The picture on the left was taken by Tony Terceira of a Marble Veil Tail Angel Fish that he got from us. The Angelfish on the right is a nice Black Angel with long pointed fins in a large aquarium in our facility.


Appropriate Home
A large tall aquarium with at least 29 gallons of water, an exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a maximum of 1/4 inch of gravel, and an aquarium heater adjusted to so the water temperature is between 78 and 82 degrees F. Click here for more about warm water aquariums. Click here to see a picture of my new 30 gallon aquarium with an Eclipse Cover. The water in this aquarium is 24" deep and just about ideal for Angelfish.

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Recommended Diet
Floating flake food and freeze dried blood worms, which are actually mosquito larvae. Both of these foods are available in most stores that sell pet fish. Feed Angelfish an occasional treat of live Black Worms and live or frozen brine shrimp. Click here for more about feeding fish. You can feed your Angelfish a few live Black Worms. The ideal amount seems to be three or four Black Worms every other day. Be sure the worms are very clean and in good condition. Never feed questionable worms to any fish. Click here for more about live Black Worms.

Angelfish (Angelfish) Freshwater Silver Veiltail at
The fish, shown just above, is a Silver Veiltail Angel. It lives in Tom's 55-gallon Angelfish Aquarium and seems to be different from most Silver Angels, because it's body and fins are covered with small red markings. As you can see, it has very long branched pelvic fins. It's also very energetic and healthy and is almost certainly a male but has not spawned yet.
Gold Angelfish - Freshwater Angelfish
This Gold Veiltail Angel also lives in Tom's 55-gallon Angelfish Aquarium, which is shown above.
Angelfish - Golden Marble Veil Angelfish.
This Marble Veil Angel lives in the same aquarium. This fish has a beautiful golden glow.
Another beautiful Angel from the same aquarium. All these Angels were obtained from and raised in the same 55-gallon aquarium together.
Gold Marble Angelfish (Freshwater Angelfish for sale)

Either one Angel to an aquarium or more than 3. Angels are Cichlids and like most Cichlids, if you keep just 2 or 3 in the same aquarium, the strongest one will make the others miserable. Angels do very well in a group with 6 or more Angels in a large aquarium with at least 50 gallons of water that is at least 18" deep.

Here is a list of tropical fish that are usually compatible with Angel Fish: Silver Dollars, Bigger Tetras such as Black Skirts, Serpaes, and Silver Tips, Corydoras Catfish, Livebearers such as Platies, Swordtails, and Mollies, but not Guppies which may be eaten by Angels, and one Plecostomus Catfish.

Angelfish are often seen in aquariums with Gouramis, Giant Danios, Rainbows, a group of Bala Sharks, and a group of Clown Loaches.

As Angelfish grow larger, they become very efficient at stalking and eating small fish like Guppies and Neon Tetras. So they are not compatible tank mates for these fish.
Click here to read more about several other groups of compatible fish.

Angels are susceptible to a disease called Hole in the Head. Click here for information about this disease.

Size and Lifespan
Angelfish can grow to be 12" tall and probably taller. I have seen Angel Fish with bodies 6" in diameter, but it is unusual for them to grow this big. Angelfish are known to have lived for at least 10-years, and with exceptionally good care they can probably live even longer.

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Books about Angelfish
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Click on this image to go to, where you can learn more about this book.   The Guide to Owning Angelfish
By Braz Walker, et al
64 pages
Click on this image to go to, where you can learn more about this book. Angelfish: Everything About ...
By Robert J. Goldstein, PhD
95 pages
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