Freshwater angelfish are a beautiful addition to aquariums. They're graceful and unique, with striking elongated fins. Native to South America, and in particular the Amazon River basin, Angelfish are slow-moving and quiet. They enjoy being under vegetation or downed logs in dimly lit areas. They also enjoy warm water (between 78-84F) and gentle currents.
We recommend that Angelfish be housed in 55 gallon or larger aquariums because they can grow to be quite large (some as large as 15"). They also will enjoy broadleaf plants like swordplants and other live plants like java moss. Driftwood or other types of natural wood for them to hide under are a nice addition as well.
Angelfish aren't really aggressive but they can be that way with each other, especially when pairing off to spawn. They also will eat fish smaller than them. Because of that we recommend including them in tanks with large tetras, rasboras, rainbowfish, and medium-sized catfish. You can also create an aquarium of just angelfish. With the variety of colors available now this would be quite a beautiful tank!
Angelfish are omnivores and enjoy flakes and pellets and even the occasional live food or frozen food treat.
These beautiful fish pair off and are one of the few species with maternal "protective" instincts with their young fry. Watch this video below of an angelfish protecting her young:
Click here to see our entire selection of Freshwater Angelfish. We think you'll find just the right one to add to your aquarium!
This week we've got TWO great fish to talk about. For freshwater fish, we're talking about the L29 Vampire Pleco. For Saltwater, that loveable Nemo, the Ocellaris Clownfish!
Vampire Plecos get their name because of a small sharp tooth on the sucker mouth. Though it doesn't really hurt, it can come as a bit of a shock! These plecos will live up to 15 years and grow to about 8" in length.
Their native habitat includes strong river currents, so it's important to try to mimic that in their home aquarium. These guys are obviously bottom dwellers, so providing hiding places down there along with driftwood is a nice touch. They'll get along with other peaceful community bottom dwellers as long as it doesn't get too crowded.
Remember, they ARE meat eaters and so they'll view very small fish as potential food. Best to keep them with at least medium sized tetras and cichlids. They'll also eat pellets and flake.
Clownfish - These guys are one of the most popular Saltwater fish for aquariums. It's easy to see why! Clownfish are a great addition to beginner reef aquariums, but be careful of which clownfish you choose. The "nemo"ocellaris Clownfishis a great option because it is bred in captivity, used to home aquarium conditions, and will get along well with other captive-bred clownfish. These guys like a diet of meaty foods but also like frozen herbivore preparations too.
Clownfish of course are known for their ability to host anemones, and in tanks they'll extend this to bubble tip anemones and even corals. They need at least a 10 gallon tank, water between 75-82 degrees F, and a pH of between 8 - 8.4.
Cherry Barbs are a great schooling fish suitable for community tanks with other peaceful tank mates.
The Cherry Barb is native to Sri Lanka, though it can now be found in Mexico and Colombia too. Its a tropical freshwater fish and, in the wild, enjoys dense plant coverage in warm rivers.
Description: Male cherry barbs are a lovely red to red-orange color with a dark band from head to tail. Female cherry barbs are lighter in color, almost tan. Barbs are a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more. When AquariumFishSale sends you barbs, we'll make sure to send a mix of male and female fish.
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