Tricolour Angel - Pterophyllum Scalare

Tricolour Angel - Pterophyllum Scalare

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Scientific Name: Pterophyllum Scalare

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Approximate purchase size : 3.5 - 5cm
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.

How large can they grow?
6" Length and as much as 8" in height

Where in the world are they from?
Largely distriuted 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 in breeding pairs established however.

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 suplemented with frozen foods.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Generally a peaceful species, but can be known to squabble and nip fins especially when sexually mature. Best kept with larger community fish such as Barbs and Gourami.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Once sexually mature it is not uncommon to find that they will pair off and lay eggs on a smooth surface such as glass, slate or pots.