Pterophyllum is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as "Angelfish". All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. Eggs are generally laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf.
The freshwater Angelfish is a very popular tropical fish because of its unique shape and interesting personalities. Freshwater angelfish are aggressive eaters and will go to the top of the tank when they see you approach. Because of their aggressive feeding habits, make sure that your less aggressive freshwater fish are getting their share around feeding time.
Angelfish are curious about their environment and can become very territorial, especially around breeding time. Angelfish will pair off and if any other fish tries to enter their territory they will go after them, so use caution when stocking. They prefer tall Aquariums over short tanks because of their tall body shape.
Uniquely shaped Black Angelfish are one of the most popular aquarium fish. Originally from the Amazon Rainforest in South America, Angelfisn are now found living in aquariums throughout most of the world.
Marbling on the Marbled Angelfish varies from 50% to 95%. Angels are uniquely shaped fish, and one of the most popular aquarium fish. In aquariums Angels can grow to have bodies over 6" in diameter, with long tails behind them, and...