Feeding Tropical Fishes At Home 2021: How To Do Freshwater Angelfish Care And Keeping?


Freshwater angelfishes are a very popular tropical fish, being both attractive and graceful to observe, generally peaceful and non-destructive. Keeping a group of angelfishes in an aquarium just for them is highly recommended. This gives them the opportunity to exhibit their behavior without them either being hassled by tiger barbs nipping their fins, or adult angelfish bullying other species.

 A few points about keeping freshwater angelfishes:

  • Plants with long trailing leaves are eminently suitable for angelfish to rest in and weave gracefully through.
  • Angelfish will actually eat food directly from human fingers; they can be fed commercial foods or small live foods.
  • Avoid bright light in the angelfish aquarium. Some types of angelfish can lose their color in prolonged light and they are at their best when the contrasting dark bands and lighter colorations can be seen clearly.
  • Angelfish sometimes eat their eggs and the young fry. This often happens the first time around with young adult angelfish. They will usually spawn again quickly and more successfully, but you may choose to remove the fry or separate them as soon as they look strong enough. It is a natural behavior and will usually right itself as the new parents mature.
  • Keep any surface that might be chosen as an egg-laying spot away from heat sources as angelfish eggs will not hatch if exposed directly to heat.
  • Angelfish can be observed in mouth fighting as part of their mating rituals.
  • Partial water changes are best when cleaning the water for angelfish. The water should normally be slightly acidic and heated to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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