Freshwater angelfish come in a variety of colors and shapes

However, the common freshwater angelfish is a notorious predator of smaller fish
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The Angelfish was described by Schultze in 1823. They inhabit slow moving waters of rivers in South America: the central Amazon River basin and tributaries to Peru, Brazil, and eastern Ecuador. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List. Other common names they are nown by are Silver Angelfish, Freshwater Angelfish, and Common Angelfish.In the wild these cichlids live in swamps or flooded areas where the vegetation is dense. The water is either is either clear or silty, but their color is stronger in clearer waters. They feed on smaller fish and invertebrates as well as eating food particles in the water.These fish were first introduced in Europe in about 1920, and were first bred in the United States in 1930. Though the Angelfish sold today is often referred to as being , wild specimens vary widely from the long established captive bred varieties.The Angelfish species are a most attractive and graceful group of fish. Currently there are three recognized species in the Pterophyllum genera: the common Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare, the Altum Angelfish or Orinoco Angelfish Pterophyllum altum, and Leopold's Angel Pterophyllum leopoldi. Besides the three described species of Angelfish there are thought to be several undescribed species.Questions have arisen as to what species the common Angelfish sold today actually is. There is not a definitive answer. All the angelfish species are similar in appearance. In the early days there was much confusion identify imported species and little recording of cross breedings. The three types of angelfish are:
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Common freshwater angelfish (Pterophylum scalare) often show up in pet shops. Selective breeding has produced a number of color varieties. These fish are generally peaceful and can share a tank with other peaceful medium-size fish. Large, peaceful catfish, tetras and South American cichlids can share a tank with the common freshwater angelfish. However, the common freshwater angelfish is a notorious predator of smaller fish. Avoid keeping the species with small fish like neon tetras and guppies, or any fish in that size range. Specifically, avoid fish smaller than 2 inches. Freshwater ANGELFISH (Pterophyllum) is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as
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Freshwater ANGELFISH (Pterophyllum) is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as "angelfish". All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. The three species of Pterophyllum are unusually shaped for cichlids being greatly laterally compressed, with round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. This body shape allows them to hide among roots…Altum angelfish (P. altum) are rarer freshwater angelfish. Since they still come from the wild in most cases, they are more delicate and more particular about their water conditions than P. scalare. You should keep altum angelfish only with other fish that need soft, acidic water. Like their more common cousins, altum angels will eat small schooling fish under 2 inches in length. Discus fish, similar cichlids from the same general area, make great tank mates since they have similar care requirements. The even more rare Roman nosed angelfish (P. leopoldi) has similar care requirements but stays small enough to share a tank with any fish larger than an inch long.Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are unique freshwater cichlid species originally from South America. They are the with tall fins and glossy scales. Angelfish tend to be colorful, thin, and grow to about six inches long. These fish are peaceful when are kept in the aquarium with their own species and don’t like other very small species, especially with a lifespan of up to a decade.Being freshwater fish, angelfish are able to eat whatever is fed to them from small worms to small pieces of vegetables. Angelfish relish live foods which can be worms, meat and insects purchased from fish store. The most healthy diet includes Black worms, Bloodworms, Brine shrimp.