- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 6"
- Water temperature: 76-86° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Tank Setup: 29+ gallons moderately planted
Angelfish are beautiful tropical freshwater fish that come in a variety of colors. They are popular with fish hobbyists and can be found in tanks all over the world. You will see your angelfish swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful aquarium environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.
They are generally peaceful with same-sized fish, but breeding angels may become aggressive. Also, they will eat fish small enough to fit in their mouths. Angelfish are shy and need plenty of cover areas like tall plants with slender leaves. Instead of plants, these fish eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae.
Things to remember
Choose a tropical flake or pellet fish food. Feed according to the directions on the packaging.
Angelfish will enjoy fresh or frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Always remember to thaw frozen foods before feeding.
For optimum health, feed your angelfish as much food as they will consume in 1-3 minutes, twice a day. You can alternate between regular staple diet feedings and 2-4 meals per week of a specialty food.
Start with a 29-gallon or larger, tall aquarium. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish.
Decorate their aquarium with rocks, driftwood and plants, but be sure to place them on the sides and back of the aquarium so they'll have enough space to swim in the center. Avoid décor with sharp edges.
Angelfish should not be housed with highly aggressive tank mates or fin nippers. They can share their aquarium with community gouramis, discus and other non-aggressive cichlids.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
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