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Pterophyllum scalare
Angel Fish

There are many angelfish cultivars; this is the half-black

There are many angelfish cultivars; this is the half-black

This is the golden strain of angelfish

This is the golden strain of angelfish

The Marble Angel is one of the most hardy strains

The Marble Angel is one of the most hardy strains

Angel fish cultivars are more widely available than the wild type fish. This is an "orange face" angel.

Angel fish cultivars are more widely available than the wild type fish. This is an "orange face" angel.

A Gold angelfish in front of a spawning cone; these act as a substrate on which discus and angelfish can spawn

A Gold angelfish in front of a spawning cone; these act as a substrate on which discus and angelfish can spawn

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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