Angelfish - Badman's Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Gold Veil Freshwater Angelfish
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The Angelfish are one of the best known of all tropical fish and many try to start off with thses fish. The Altum Angelfish can be very challenging to keep and is a poor choice for beginner fish keepers. They are prone to hole in head disease, have trouble dealing with nitrates and are susceptible to stress related diseases. In addition, they also are sensitive to water conditions and need very acidic and soft water and can be very difficult to feed.
Marine angelfish can be found throughout the shallow reefs and tropical regions of the Indian, Atlantic, and Western Pacific Oceans.
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The freshwater angelfish is a beautiful tropical fish that can be a nice addition to your aquarium. They’re graceful, easy to care for and plentiful, which make them a popular choice for the beginning hobbyist. Angelfish, a freshwater fish is a one of the famous tropical fish as they have their distinct and interesting personalities, shape and size.
Photo provided by FlickrAlso known as marine angelfish, saltwater angelfish are found primarily in tropical waters and shallow reefs.
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Tropical Freshwater Angelfish are one of the most popular cichlids found in the hobby today. Aquarium owners are drawn to them because of their unique, elegant appearance, their mild mannered disposition and their inquisitive nature. Angelfish do not shy away from people observing them in the tank. They will swim right up to the glass and come up to the surface of the water when it is feeding time., any of various unrelated fishes of the order . The angelfishes, or scalares, popular in home aquariums are members of the genus Pterophyllum and the family. They are thin, deep-bodied fishes with elongated dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins. Depending on the authority, one to three species may be recognized: , P. eimekei, and P. altum. Angelfishes are native to the freshwaters of tropical and may grow to a length of about 15 cm (6 inches). They are commonly silvery with vertical dark markings but may be solid or partially black. They are carnivorous and take care of their eggs and young.The freshwater Angelfish is a very popular tropical fish because of its unique shape and because of their interesting personalities. Freshwater angelfish are aggressive eaters and will go to the top of the tank when they see you approach. Because of their aggressive feeding habits, make sure that your less aggressive fish are getting their share around feeding time.Angelfish are brightly colored tropical fish. There are dozens of different species, or types. One group of angelfish are marine, or ocean, fish. They are commonly seen around coral reefs. Another group of angelfish are freshwater fish. Freshwater angelfish are also known as scalares. They are popular aquarium pets.The brightly coloured marine angelfishes seen among tropical reefs are members of the family . Sometimes placed with the similar butterfly fishes in the family , they are compressed, deep-bodied fishes with small mouths and rather rough scales; the largest grows about 46 cm (18 inches) long. These angelfishes are distinguished from the butterfly fishes by a sharp spine on each cheek. These angelfishes feed on algae and various marine invertebrates. The family, which includes fewer than 100 species, is represented in both the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. In many species, colouring of the young differs greatly from that of adults.Otherwise known as "white spot disease" because of the appearance of the encysted adult parasite on infected fish, Ich is caused by the protozoan parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Angelfish are less susceptible than many other tropicals, but occasionally contract this disease. Ich goes through three definite stages: First, the adult parasite lives in the skin of the host fish, feeding on the tissue and body fluids of the fish and appears as a white spot; second, the mature parasite leaves the host and falls to the bottom where it divides; third, as many as 2000 free-swimming youngsters all seek a host fish that they can attach to. This is the stage where most treatments are affective. Higher temperatures will cause the cycle to complete faster so it is suggested that you raise the temperature to around 80 degrees F. as part of the treatment. This gives the free-swimming parasites less time to find a host before they die. Your favorite pet supply store will have Ich medication on hand.