Case Study: Proper Freshwater Angelfish

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Proper Freshwater Angelfish Care and Keeping When taking proper care of freshwater Angelfish it is important that the aquarium owner understands the basic needs of these fish. The fish keeper should be familiar with aquariums, water quality, water oxygen levels, water temperature and water filtration. Understanding the basics of these topics will help an aquarium owner to maintain a healthy aquarium environment that will encourage breeding. It is important that the home aquarium is adequate size hold the Angelfish. Young Angelfish need plenty of space to grow into strong healthy adults. A grow out tank should be no smaller than 50 gal and larger if possible. No more than 8 or 9 breeding size angelfish should be kept in a 50 gal tank. Once a…show more content…
Young Angelfish need good nutrition to grow to full size and be strong. It is therefore; very important to make sure the young Angelfish are getting good mix of food and are getting enough to eat. Wild Angelfish are omnivorous and predatory. However in captivity they will accept most commercial prepared foods. Some of their favorite foods are brine shrimp, tubifex worms, white worms and blood worms. Angelfish can be healthy without being fed any live foods. These Angelfish will readily accept commercial prepared flakes and pellets. While can live off of just flake foods, they should be given some other foods to add variety to their diet. Freeze dried and frozen foods mixed in with commercial flakes and pellets will provide an ideal diet for Angelfish. Adding a few feedings of live foods to the mix will help to provide a complete balanced diet and healthy Angelfish. Angelfish Breeding &…show more content…
Angelfish prefer to select their own mates and pair up on their own out of a group of angelfish. The best way to get a breeding pair is to let a group of 6 or more grow up from juveniles together in the same tank. Just before they get to be about a year old males and females will pair up and the pair with then claim a section of the tank and chase others away. This is the most obvious sign that you have a breeding pair and at that point either the pair or the other angelfish should be moved to a different tank. The best option is to move the others from the tank and use the tank with the breeding pair as the breeding tank. Angelfish mating or spawning begins with the pair choosing a flat surface in the tank to lay the eggs upon. The surface is usually the leaves of a broad leaved plant or a flat rock or even a flat surface on the aquarium like the side of a filter. Proving a flat piece of plastic for a surface is ideal as it can be removed after to hatch the eggs separate from the breeding

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