Scientific Name: Pterophyllum Scalare
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : Male - 5" wide; Female - 4" wide
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
We would class Angel Fish as a largely easy fish to keep, it is happy in small groups of its own kind but she be careful around smaller species when fully grown.
Where in the world are they from?
Largely distributed amongst the Colombia, Suriname, Guyana, Peru and Brazilliane river systems.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Will happily live in groups - care must be taken though as this is an established breeding pair.
What water conditions do they require?
Angel Fish will happily live in most community setups, giving them a pH range of 6.0 - 7.4 and a temperature of 24-28 degrees Celsius.
What should you feed them?
An Omnivorous species, will happily feed on a range of flakes, pellets and sinking foods but should be supplemented with frozen foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
This is a breeding pair and will be aggressive and territorial in a community tank; they should be okay in a larger sized aquarium with other fish.
Can they be bred in captivity?
This is a mature pair that will lay eggs on a smooth surfaces such as glass, slate or pots.