Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum spp.) Care

The Freshwater Angelfish(Pterophyllum scalare), is one of the most popular tropical fish due to its unique shape, color, and behavior. They are native to a large area of tropical South America. Despite its name, it’s not actually an “Angelfish” but instead belongs to the family of Cichlids, which includes all species of freshwater Cichlids. It should not be confused with the Marine Angelfish, which belongs to the Pomacanthidae family.

The angelfish is a beautiful fish that can make any tank look more lively. They are also very easy to care for and breed, as long as you have the proper knowledge of how best to do so. The following guides will help you learn about all aspects of this popular aquarium species from breeding them in captivity or feeding your little ones some tasty treats!