Angelfish Care

By Jenna Williams

Community Tank Opinions are wide a varied regardingthe compatibility of angelfish with other fish. As a general rule angelfish are compatible with gouramis, platies, tetras, danio, loaches, plecostomus, mollies and swordtails. In addition, the volume of the fish tank can determine how well your fish get along. Crowded fish are stressed fish and usually are more aggressive.

Diseases in Angelfish Maintaining excellent water quality is the answer to preventing sickness. This is not tricky if performed on a standard schedule, and your angelfish will thank you. Normal water changes will lessen the possibility of any outbreak that may take place in your aquarium. Also, the most frequent reason why angelfish die is due to elevated levels of ammonia. The reason for high levels of ammonia is due to a crammed full aquarium or from haphazard water changes. Make normal water changes and your angelfish should be healthy.

Fin rot, dropsy, worms, mouth rot, constipation and hole in the head are common angelfish diseases. All can be treated with appropriate medications. But maintaining high water quality will prevent most of these diseases from ever infecting your angelfish.

Angelfish Breeding Breeding Angelfish is not overly difficult and can be a truly amazing experience. A fish hobbyist's success in breeding angelfish is dependent on many factors, including the fish themselves. Many angelfish have been so inbred that they have lost their natural ability to rear their fry. This often results in parents eating their young.

Angelfish can lay between 400 to 1100 eggs in a average spawn. The amount will vary based on a number of circumstances. After fertilized you should observe movement in the eggs at about day 3 and fry will develop in about 7 days.

There are a number of variables that ought to be weighed when attempting to breed angelfish including aquarium size, water temperature, water condition, environment and lighting. Successfully breeding angelfish requires the appropriate blend of multiple factors that mimic an angelfishes natural ecosystem. If you find yourself to some extent puzzled in how to bring together the necessary requirements there are a number of first-rate sources accessible to the fish hobbyist that will provide you the indispensable tools and information to successfully breed angelfish. - 32381

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Idiots Guide to Angelfish

By Beverly Daltom

Freshwater angelfish are one of the most easily recognized, and also one of the most beautiful fish that can be found in a fresh water aquarium.

Angelfish are prized for their unusual shape, color and behavior. A lot of fish hobbyists consider angelfish to be a highly smart fish, with the ability to recognize their owners.

Angelfish,which actually got their name from the marine angelfish (but are not related to them in any way), come from South America in the Amazon region and surrounding basins. Angelfish are from the cichlid family. Cichlids are general known as an species of fish. Angelfish, however, are generally to overly aggressive but can be territorial during spawning, as are most fish for that matter.

Although angelfish are cichlids, their body configuration, specifically the elongated vertical body and triangular shaped fins, differ significantly from the standard cichlid shape most are used to seeing. This body form serves angelfish well however, since it permits them to be hidden among the tall roots and plants that comprise most of the angelfishes natural habitat . Angelfish are omnivores and do eat live food in the wild. They are ambush predators in the wild and prey on smaller fish and micro-invertebrates.

Angelfish Care Coming from an area near to the equator, Angelfish prosper in a warm water environment. Thus aquarium water temperature should be around 80 degrees. Angelfish due best in a domestic environment with a combination of good that replicates their natural diet. Live and flake food should be provided, as well a frozen food Angelfish will continue to eat all the food given to them, so the fish hobbyist must use caution to not overfeed them. This can result in a buildup of excess fat (they became fat fish). Fat fish will become lethargic and generally do not live as long as healthy fish. Well cared for angelfish can live up to 12-15 years. Angelfish, again because of their natural habitat in forested river areas, will do best if kept in a slightly acidic aquarium, with a pH below 7.0.

As mentioned earlier, angelfish, although they are cichlids, are generally no overly aggressive. That being said, angelfish are opportunistic and well not pass up a meal of a smaller fish if given the opportunity. - 32381

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All About Angelfish Fry

By Bill White

Getting angelfish to reproduce is not all that arduous. Today's farm raised angelfish are well adapted to handle a variety of ecological conditions.

Once you have mastered the skill of breeding angelfish, your next phase is to successfully raise your angelfish fry. Proper location, water conditions, lighting and food are fundamental to maximizing your success and minimizing angelfish fry fatalities.

Initially your angelfish will in all probability be respectable parents and deal with the early rearing of the fry. It takes about three days after the fry appear for them to completely absorb the yolk sac. The yolk sacs on angelfish are pretty bulky and will preclude them from freely swimming around the aquarium. Mom will try her best to keep the wiggling group of fry condensed into one dense crowd of squirming, wiggling of angelfish fry.

By approximately the fifth day most of your wrigglers should be free swimming. Continue to make fifty percent water changes every day. The water ought to be clear and free of any methyl blue that was put in to begin with. You should to continue to change the water, roughly 50% every day with high quality conditioned water to ensure to no bacterial growth develops. Any white eggs remaining are unfertilized and will not hatch. You should use a dropper to vacuum up any pasty eggs on the bottom. That will reduce the likelihood of fungus growing on the other eggs.

Baby brine shrimp are considered the food of choice by experts for the first few weeks of their life. If possible they should be fed every 3 to 4 hours. It's important when feeding your fry to feed moderate amounts. Angelfish generally have insatiable appetites and can easily overeat during feedings. Your fry ought to be full but not bloated in appearance.

Into the eighth day of life the fry are most likely ready to be moved from the grow aquarium into a permanent fish tank. Water changes ought to still be performed and baby brine shrimp should still be the main food source..

After a couple of weeks. if everything has gone right up to this point, you may have too many for your aquarium. Also some have grown larger than others and can need to be separated. At this point, you must decide whether it's time to seek out a potential buyer for your growing angelfish collection.

Great video showing angelfish fry development

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