Both males and females Have a golden body with black vertical stripes and they develop a strong red colouration on their foreheads and down their back. Please note that Angelfish are known to eat fish small enough to fit in their mouths, this can be avoided if they are added as juveniles and grow in the community but this is not guaranteed.
Recommended water temp 25 deg celcius to 29 deg. pH 6.5 to 7.4
The unique shape and majestic, calm, swimming style of Angel Fish are just some of the reasons why this fish is one of the most popular of all aquarium fish.
The eye is usually dark red, however many colour strains now have black eyes. The wild form body col-our is silvery white with 4 dark vertical bars running through it. Many colour strains have been developed by fish breeders around the world with blue, gold, marble, koi, blacks and other colour variations now available.
Angels have been selectively bred for their scale patterning. For example, the Pearlscale or Diamond Angel have very attractive diamond like scales.
Angels do best in a deep tank of at least 40 centimetres high to accommodate their tail shape. Dark coloured backgrounds enable their fine colours to show through to their fullest extent. 3mm black gravel and river sand; roughly 10:50kg ratio – mix the black gravel through the sand to create a dappled effect. Ensure water conditions are set accordingly to the desired ranges for the angelfish and they appreciate a well-planted tank with lots of open swimming space.
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW FISH
- Always quarantine your new fish to observe health and behaviour prior to introduction to your main aquarium.
- Make sure you check your water quality before adding new fish. Do a water change if required and check pH and GH.
- Sit the unopened bag in the top of the tank and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes for the temperature to equalise.
- Open the bag and pour fish and water into a bucket. Slowly add 1 cup of tank water into the bucket. Repeat this process every 5 minutes until you have doubled the water volume in the bucket.
- After another 5 minutes take your fish from the bucket with a clean fish net and release into your aquarium. DO NOT use the water from the bucket – throw this water away.
- A prophylactic treatment of the tank with Melafix, De Stress and or a broad spectrum anti biotic treatment, can help fish overcome the stress of getting relocated which often can bring illness.
Duty of care.
- Please be aware that all livestock images used are for example only as it is not possible to photograph and publish individual animals.
- eQuaria delivers live fish to local customers only within the Perth metro region.
- eQuaria recommends that all fish are quarantined for a period of 14 days in a separate aquarium prior to introduction to your main aquarium
- The duty of care for your fish passes to you on receipt.