The freshwater angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) is a popular tropical fish, kept in many Aquarium around the world. It is sold at most chain pet stores, and it reaches a maximum size of 6-8 inches. This fish appreciates a temperature of 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit. This fish also lives best in a water pH of 5.8-6.2.
Origin: South America (amazon river region)
Size: 6-8 inches
Tank Requirements: 29 gallons minimum
Temperature: 75-82 degrees fehrinheit
rarity: common, found at most pet stores
fish conflict: angelfish, due to their long fins are not compatible with aggressive fin nippers, such as tiger barbs, and all types of cichlids. Occasionally, blue ram chiclids will be compatible, though it is risky. Pterophyllum scalare Are semi aggressive fish, so it is dangerous, to put angelfish in a tank with peaceful tropical community fish. Angelfish are categorized as semi aggressive due to their territorial behavior when it comes to breeding, or if you put them in a small tank (20 gallons or smaller).
Angelfish are great fish, that make a beautiful addition to any slightly larger tank, due to their variety of colors, and peaceful, slow moving behavior.