Common Name(s)
Angelfish, freshwater angelfish
Scientific Name
Pterophyllum scalare
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Peru, Colombia, Brazil, French Guiana, and Guyana
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
6 inches long, 8 inches tall
Minimum Tank Size
29 gallons
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore, unfussy about what it eats.
Breeding
Bonded pairs will spawn on a flat surface.
Compatibility
Will eat small fish, but does well with peaceful fish that are too large for the to eat. They don't do well with larger, more boisterous fish.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 78-84 Fahrenheit
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Very hard to sex. Males have smaller, more pointed genital papillae but it's only visible during spawning.