Step by Step setting up of angelfish tanks, size, Filtration System, Plants, Acclimation, Reef Safe and many more..
The Fisher's Angelfish is best kept in a well established live rock aquarium with ample algae growth present for grazing, and provided with lots of shelter. Does well in tanks with diatoms or brown mircoalgae.
The smaller Angelfish species work well in larger reef tanks, however the larger species, such as the Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) will eat corals and shrimp and should be avoided. Even the smaller (Dwarf) Angels will occasionally pick at corals in a small tank unless they are well fed. The beautiful Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish is one of the few truly Angelfish which does not bother corals or other invertebrates. The Swallowtail Angelfish is a "mid water
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The Dwarf Angelfish - unlike the large marine angelfish, these dwarf saltwater angelfish are for the bulk of hobbyists with the tanks in the smaller size ranges of 30 to 100 gallons. Like their larger counterparts, the dwarf angelfish can be quite territorial in the small confines of the home aquarium. It's best to keep only one of these dwarf angelfish in your tank.The saltwater angelfish listed here are usually very expensive and you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $100 dollars or more for them. They are the center piece or show species in most tanks and they can live for a very long time, often 10 years or more if kept properly.Breeding Angelfish in a 20 gallon (76 l) tank or larger is recommended. The pair of Angelfish should be the only fish in the tank. Filtration can be provided by a hang on the tank power filter or a simple air driven sponge filter. I prefer a hang on the tank filter with a nylon bag wrapped around a flexible plastic grid that is wrapped around the intake to the filter. This prevents fry from being sucked up by the power filter. I am not a fan of sponge filters in breeding tanks, because when the sponges are cleaned you loose a lot of beneficial bacteria, often resulting ammonia and nitrite spikes a few days after cleaning.Aquarium Filter: Good biological filtration can be easily obtained a number of ways. Angelfish body shapes are not designed for efficient swimming, therefore gentle aquarium filtration is preferred. Lots of water movement will stress them somewhat and cause slower growth due to the increased energy expended to swim against a current. Angels Plus Sponge filters are ideal for fish hatchery situations, where expense is a concern. In show tanks, undergravel filters works well. In a densely populated tank, a whole-tank filter is a very effective option. A very effective secondary filter that will not clog is a fluidized bed filter. In general, the limiting factor for angelfish carrying capacity is not biological filtration. It is dissolved organics and high bacterial loads that develop from keeping too many fish in a tank, overfeeding or changing too little water. Large, frequent water changes are the easiest way to lower these dissolved organic and bacterial levels. Sophisticated systems will sometimes incorporate the use of ozone, foam fractionation and U.V. filters to accomplish the lowering of these organic and bacterial loads, but most of us will rely upon water changes to accomplish this important facet of angelfish care.