Angelfish is a breed of fish that is loved by many aquarium enthusiasts. They have many outstanding appearances, diverse types on the market.


Today, WikiPET shares with you some information about. Farming techniques, diet and how to care for Angelfish in an aquarium at home.

1. General introduction to angelfish

1.1 Origin

The angelfish was officially recognized and named in 1990. In nature discovered many varieties of this breed of angelfish. They usually live in freshwater rivers, streams, large lakes.

They have a beautiful appearance, sparkling colors. With soft microscopics they are quickly loved and sought to be kept in aquariums.

Many people choose this breed as aquarium fish. They put them in the tank, swimming around and seeing them really stand out.

With careful keeping and proper care, angelfish can live up to 8-9 years. As for poor care conditions, they only live for about 4 years.

1.2 Features of angelfish

This angelfish has many outstanding features compared to other breeds of fish. You need to learn carefully to make the right choice, know how to properly care for the fish.

The growth rate of angelfish depends on the diet and nutrition provided. Each month, the fish can increase in length by 0.5-1cm. And usually the growth rate slows down more when they reach 6-8 months of age. When the fish reach the age of 12-18 months, they are complete in size and length of 12-15 cm.

The angelfish has a dorsal fin, a thriving fin, longer than other parts that create a novel beauty. The scales of the fish are petite, iridescent silver with 3 large stripes running across the body of the fish. The head and coat of the fish have a distinctive light orange color. The rays around the abdomen grow long to create a relaxed beauty.

1.3 Types of angelfish

What are the types of angelfish? In nature there are many varieties of fairy fish with distinctive characteristics. Below will state the characteristics of each type so that people can identify to choose to raise:

Zebra angelfish:

Zebra angelfish
This is a fish with vertically developed striped lines on 2 sides of the body, the number of which is about 3-5 lines.

Pterophyllum Scalare:

Pterophyllum Scalare
This breed of fish has a silver front half, the second half of the body is black. They contrast to create an eye-catching distinct beauty.

Black angelfish:

Black angelfish
This breed of fish with a full-bodied black color looks very healthy.

KOI angelfish:

KOI angelfish
This breed of fish is special with an eye-catching yellow head top. The whole body is silvery-white.

Marbled angelfish:

Marbled angelfish
This breed of fish is considered easier to keep than other breeds. Beautiful colors with silvery sheen, spots mixed with each other.

2. Techniques for keeping angelfish in an aquarium

It’s important to learn about how to breed angelfish. Help those who love to buy can apply to raise fish faster, healthier, more flexible.

2.1 Aquarium water source

The angelfish is a type of freshwater fish. You can use ponds, lakes, rivers, streams or tap water to raise fish. However, you need to make sure the basic water parameters are as follows: The average water temperature is between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius, the ph is between 6.0 and 8.0, and the hardness of the water is between 9-25.

It is not necessary for the aquarium to change the water regularly every day. You only need to change about 1/4 of the water per week. The amount of water is guaranteed to be disinfected, clean and the temperature is just right.

2.2 Tank setup

Aquariums for aquarium angelfish, you should design with a size large enough for them to conveniently move, swim recreationally. The tank height should be at least 50cm, wide enough in width. The volume of the tank is best from 100 liters poured up, on average, if raised inside from 6 animals, about 400 liters should be needed.

You should place the tank in a quiet, cool place with just enough light. You should not place the tank in a position with intense sun or erratic rain.

If you breed large numbers of angelfish in the same tank. They need constant oxygen aeration.

Fairies are very sensitive to water sources, so they need to change the water slowly. It is possible to spread more rocks, trees, other aquatic life.

2.3 Diet

Food for angelfish must always be chosen accordingly so that they like to eat, be healthy, and develop normally.

And this breed of fish is not omnivorous, they are selective, with food they do not like, they do not eat. Most of them like to eat small animals such as worms, worms, beetles, bobo, fry … In addition, they can also eat bran pellets for aquarium fish such as B2, INVE,…

3. Breeding angelfish

When the angelfish reaches adulthood, the male fish will find and pair with the female. They enter the mating process and, if conceived successfully, become pregnant. Full-dated fish will lay eggs. And before this time, the drum fish performs the task under slime on the nest for the female fish to. The female will lay eggs on top of that site.

angelfish eggs
Angelfish eggs

After laying eggs, females and males both perform guard duties. About 2 days, the eggs hatch, at this time, you should separate the fry to another tank for convenient care and safety.

The newly hatched baby angelfish will live in the nest and squirm until 3-4 days later to feed themselves and fall out of the swimming nest. Each litter of females can lay up to several moons or thousands of eggs. And they’re really the wrong breed. The more about the later litters, the more the females leave the first time.

What do baby angelfish eat?

Newly hatched baby angelfish need care in a stable environment and temperature. When gradually a little older, feed them with bobo, egg powder, Biscotte.

About 10 days later, the fry can eat lancelets, about 2 months, they can eat a variety of different foods normally.

4. FAQ

How to treat cataract on angelfish?

Turbidity, eye explosion in this breed of fish is often acquired. Currently, to treat this disease, you need to mix Anti S, Flodoxy Sv or Genta Doxy into the food of the fish to help them recover from the disease.

What are the fish that can be kept in the same tank with the angelfish breed?

There are many species that can be raised with fairy breeds with the same conditions and habitat. Some good general breeds of fish such as Grouper, Rainbow, Rocket, Rat, Phoenix,…

What should my fairy fish with white spot disease do?

White spot disease in fish is caused by infection with parasites or due to care, high concentrations of NH3 in the aquatic environment. To cure the fish of the disease, it is necessary to carry out treatment, increase the temperature in the tank to about 1-2 degrees Celsius until it reaches 28 degrees Celsius.

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