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Cichlids - Angelfish Species
(Angelfish species)

Angelfish Species Photo Courtesy of: RWinans Angelfish Species > Quick Stats
Food: Angels should have a varied diet, Treats include bloodworms or brine shrimp (live or frozen)
Breeding: Not realy that hard to breed. Successful spawns are based on care/food and tank parameters. Requires time & patience.
Tank Conditions: The main thing to keep an eye on is water quality.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Angelfish. Send any additional information or questions to contribute@fishdeals.com

Potential tank mates include glass catfish, festivum cichlids, kribensis, clown loaches, large tetras, danios, rainbowfish, catfish, platies, and gouramis. Fast-moving, nippy fish such as Tiger barbs, other large barbs and Blackskirt tetras are not recomended as tankmates. Neon Tetras are natural prey, they will get eaten. One of the best tankmates for them is Swordtails, not only they good in temperament towards the angels, but their bright reds contrast beautifully with the angelfishes silvery body. Now angelfish also do well with nearly all of the larger size tetras (larger than neons that is) like Lemon tetras, head and tail-light tetras, larger black neons, as well as serpaes, white tips and silver dollars.

Angelfish Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Angelfish Q/A

  1. A single angelfish can grow up to 6 inches in body diameter and needs a larger tank than most other fish of equal length.
  2. These fish are great for Hex tanks because the like to swim up and down.
  3. Sometimes two female Angels spawn without a male.
  4. Angelfish prefer a densely planted tank.
  5. Recommened in groups of 6 or more.
  6. The young are peaceful but they become territorial as they mature and settle into breeding pairs.
  7. Some parents will eat the fry.

Angelfish Species: DO'S - Angelfish Q/A

  1. A special treat is mosquito larvae.
  2. Keep them in a well-planted tank with some open space in the middle for swimming.

Angelfish Species: DONT'S - Angelfish Q/A

  1. Do not put Tiger Barbs and Angelfish together, they do not and never will get along. The tigers will nip them all day long.
  2. Do not combine angelfish with neon tetras. The tetras are a natural prey species of the angels.

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Angelfish experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to contribute@fishdeals.com If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.

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References/Further Reading

Axelrod, H. R. 1993 The Most Complete Colored Lexicon of Cichlids, Every Known Cichlid Illustrated in Color. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 863 pp., color illus.
Axelrod, H. R., and W. E. Burgess 1988 African Cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. 12th edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 447 pp., illus., some color.
Brichard, P. 1989 Pierre Brichard's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 544 pp., color illus.
Fryer, G., and T.D. Iles 1972 The Cichlid Fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. xvi, 611 ppp., illus, some color.
Konings, A. 1990 Ad Koning's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 495 pp.
Loisell, P.V. 1985 The Cichlid Aquarium. Tetra Press, Melle, W. Germany. 287 pp., color illus.
Loisell, P.V. 1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African Cichlids. Tetra, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Central American Cichlids. Tetra Press, Morris Plains. 77 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African & Asian Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 77 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to South American Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color illus.