Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Also known as Albino Angelfish, Amazonian Cichlid Angelfish, Angelfish, Black Angelfish, Blue Platinum Angelfish, Common Angelfish, Gold Angelfish, Koi Angel, Koi Angelfish, Longfin Angelfish, Marble Angelfish, Platinum Angelfish, Scalare Angelfish, Silver Angelfish, Silver Zebra Angelfish, Veil Angelfish, Zebra Angel, Zebra Angelfish

Description

Also known as Albino Angelfish, Amazonian Cichlid Angelfish, Angelfish, Black Angelfish, Blue Platinum Angelfish, Common Angelfish, Gold Angelfish, Koi Angel, Koi Angelfish, Longfin Angelfish, Marble Angelfish, Platinum Angelfish, Scalare Angelfish, Silver Angelfish, Silver Zebra Angelfish, Veil Angelfish, Zebra Angel, Zebra Angelfish.

Found in schools over clear or silty waters amongst dense vegetation of swamps and flooded ground.
They feed on small crustaceans and aquatic invertebrates.
Length - 7.5cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/summary/4717

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