Maintaining and caring for Angelfish

About Angelfish:

Angelfish are a very popular freshwater tropical fish because of its unique shape and their interesting personalities. Angelfish are aggressive eaters and will go to the top of the tank when they see you approach. Because of their feeding habits, you need to ensure that your less aggressive aquarium fish are getting enough during feeding time.

Angelfish are interested in their environment and can they have a tendancy to be very territorial…especially around breeding time. Angelfish typically will pair off and they are defensive if another fish tries to enter their territory. If you have a community aquarium, be cautious when selecting Angelfish.

Not typically picky eaters, we have many varities of food for angelfish available for sale. Angelfish will like many types of fish food, including vitamin enriched flakes, frozen and live foods.

Overall, and due to their vertical size, Angelfish prefer taller tanks over short tanks.

Angelfish Care Information:

Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare

Angelfish Care Level: Easy

Size: Up to 6 inches (15 cm)

pH: 6 – 7.5

Temperature: 74°F – 84°F (23°C – 29°C)

Water Hardness: 5° to 13° dH

Lifespan: 8 – 10 years when well taken care of

Origin: Amazon River

Angelfish Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be aggressive eaters and may become territorial while breeding.

Tank Size: 20 gallon minimum, Angelfish prefer taller aquariums

Angelfish Compatibility: Angelfish are good tank mates with Plecos, Gourami, Congo Tetras, Bala Shark

Angelfish Diet: Angelfish are usually very good eaters, they will take flakes, frozen foods (blood worms, brine shrimp) and live black worms.

Tank Region: Middle