Angelfish - Pterophyllum scalare
Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare
Common name: Angelfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.3 - 7.6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 18°N (0 - 321.43ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 23 - 29 °C (73.4 - 84.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Granules, tablets, tubifex, small worms, spinach, lettuce.
Nearly impossible. The best way how to determine their sex is when it comes to breeding.
Egg-layers. Eggs are usually laid on a rock, but it can be plant sometimes. There aren’t any problems with laying eggs and hatching the fry. However, you should remove the fry or parents after newborns are free-swimming. Otherwise, fry could be eaten.
7 years or even more.
Thanks to Jeff Catalina, Tom and Lorna Marie Kemble and Louise who have allowed us to use their pictures. Also thanks to Ala and Johan.
The below-shown pictures were bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk