Do Angelfish in Stores come from the Wild?: Absolutely not, Freshwater Angelfish have been produced in this country for so long that wild Angelfish are only occasionally imported at great expense. Wild specimens are considered novelties for public aquariums, Ichthyologists experiments and to strengthen professional breeders lines. The wild Scalare is relatively unattractive compared to what breeders produce today, short stubby fins, much less distinct colors and much harder to keep in captivity. Like most things in the freshwater aquarium hobby, the fish come from
As far as a 33-gallon aquarium goes, three freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum) are all the Angelfish I’d house, but it does leave a little room for some rams and perhaps some other additions, as well. Because angelfish tend to occupy the mid level of an aquarium, meaning they don’t spend a lot of their time nosing around the bottom or surface areas, it leaves the lower and upper areas of the aquarium for other species.The Rams (Mikrogeophagus) you ask about would tend to use the bottom areas of your freshwater aquarium and as a result will likely not present too much of a challenge to your already established freshwater angelfish. Either of the two ram species would be fine – but keep in mind that Bolivian Rams (M. altispinosus) do get somewhat larger and tend to be a little more hardy than their Venezuelan/Colombian counterparts (M. ramirezi). I’d suggest only a pair of rams – with any more than that, you’ll have constant aggression over territory.
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Different Types of Freshwater Angelfish | The Aquarium Guide
Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are unique freshwater cichlid species originally from South America. They are the with tall fins and glossy scales. Angelfish tend to be colorful, thin, and grow to about six inches long. These fish are peaceful when are kept in the aquarium with their own species and don’t like other very small species, especially with a lifespan of up to a decade.In my opinion freshwater angelfish are easy to raise once you get established. You first need to set up the proper aquarium. It is recommended to have no less than a 20 gallon tall for an angelfish due to an Angels fins can get long. When I first set up my aquarium and did research I read you should have a minimum size of 35 gallons for two fish however I have used a 10 gallon for a breeding pair when I was desperate for another tank. The pair did just fine raising their babies in the 10 gallon. When I started, I had a 30 gallon tall and had 5 angelfish in the tank. I had good filtration, aeration and did weekly water changes.Angelfish live in freshwater aquariums and come in a variety of colors and shapes. If you are considering getting an angelfish, read the rest of this post…The Water for freshwater angelfish should be soft with very low ph (slightly acidic). I have well water and cannot use it in my aquariums due to the chemicals that are put in the water. The chemicals raise the ph therefore I go to the spring and get gallons of spring water in the warm months and in the winter I use RO water. Weekly water changes of at least 20% are very important however if your water parameters are great then you can do less water changes. I also place driftwood in my aquariums and the driftwood adds tannins to the water which helps lower the ph and soften the water not to mention driftwood is good for plecos. When I first get a piece of driftwood I soak it to reduce the amount of tannins only because it can turn your water a yellow brown. Peat moss added to the filtering system will also help increase the acidity slightly and soften the water. The water temperature should be in the range of 76 to 80 degrees F. If the water is too cold you will notice the Angels gathering near the water heater. I personally keep my temperature between 80 to 82 degrees F. I keep it on the higher temperature if I plan on breeding a pair or there are babies in the aquarium.