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Tropical Freshwater Angelfish Care
About Freshwater Angelfish
Freshwater angelfish are one of the most popular Cichlids in the hobby. They draw people to them with their elegance, mild mannered temperament and inquisitive nature. Today there are over 30 different types of freshwater angelfish in the hobby. They are hardy and very easy to care for. A pair of angelfish can be kept in a tank as small as 20 gallons in size.
Because of their ease of keeping , freshwater angelfish are very popular for first time fish keepers as well as seasoned aquarium owners. They can tolerate a wide range of water conditions and will eat many different types of foods. They are also very easy to breed and are a good choice for the first time aquarium fish breeder. A pair of angelfish will spawn often in a tank that has been given proper care and maintenance.
Angelfish prefer to live in groups
and should be kept in groups of 4 or more unless they are a breeding pair. They are very easy to keep
and can tolerate a range of water conditions. Even being as hardy as they are good tank maintenance should be observed to give them most optimal conditions and to ensure the Angelfish are always healthy.
The best tank conditions for Angelfish include water that is kep at a temperature ranging from 72-79 degrees and pH range of 6.8-7.5. The tank can be 20 gallons in size but should be no smaller and should be tall enough to allow plenty of space for the long fins of Angelfish.
Breeding Freshwater Angelfish
Breeding freshwater angelfish is not all that difficult. Only a few things are required of the Aquarium owner to get them to breed. The first requirement is to get a
The best way to get a breeding pair let them pair up on their own by keeping several
juveniles together in an aquarium and letting it happen naturally as they grow up together. Once a male an a female has paired up then they must be separated from the rest by either moving the
pair to a new tank or the others.
A breeding pair of angelfish in their own breeding tank will spawn natuarally with good tank maintenance. Good tank maintenance is they key to having angelfish spawn regularly and produce many broods of fry.
Spawning occurs by the pair first choosing a flat surface to lay the eggs, then the female lays her eggs on the surface by making several passes along it. She is followed by the male angelfish who passed closely over the eggs fertilizing them. Once they have done this several times, both parents will guard the eggs. Freshwater angelfish will care for the fry once the eggs have hatched and make excellent parents. Rarely a young pair may eat their eggs after spawning but usually only do so on the first or second spawning.
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