Fresh­wa­ter AN­GELFISH

Animal Scene - - FINS, FEATHERS, AND FUR -

An­gelfishes are a very pop­u­lar trop­i­cal fish be­cause of their unique shape and fas­ci­nat­ing per­son­al­i­ties. They adapt bet­ter in tall tanks rather than short tanks be­cause of their body shape and have a wide va­ri­ety of color mu­ta­tions. Dur­ing my younger years, only sil­ver and mar­ble types are com­monly avail­able.

Car­ing for an­gelfish has an in­ter­me­di­ate level of dif­fi­culty. The aquar­ium should be warm, ide­ally around 80 de­grees Fahren­heit (27 de­grees Centi­grade). As mem­bers of the ci­ch­lid fam­ily, they are gen­er­ally peace­ful.

They reach sex­ual ma­tu­rity at around eight months of age. They have a life­span longer than 10 years.

Three types of an­gelfish are Ptero­phyl­lum Al­tum, Leopoldi, and Scalare (the most pop­u­lar).

Ma­rine an­gelfish

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