Side view of tropical angelfish swimming underwater with green plant in background.
The Angelfish is a very important reef fish in many tropical ecosystems, especially in the Indo Pacific and the Southwestern Atlantic. These fish have disc shaped bodies, small mouths, comb-like teeth, and vibrant colors; they are of close relation to the butterfly fish. Butterflyfishes and Angelfishes are both in the family Chaetodontidae. Many characteristics (like coloration) of angelfish change between their juvenile and adult life spans. These fish are often disease resistant; they live long, and are known to make good aquarium fish. When the dominant male in the habitat leaves a female often undergoes a sex change and takes over the dominant male role. However, some species are known to be mates for life. The angelfish is active at day and sheltered at night. They are sometimes known as coral fish and are recognized by their amazing colors.
I believe this is one of the many important topics on marine fish. These angelfish can teach us not only about themselves but about the important relationships to all fish in the tropical oceans. Many of the behaviors and conditions of the angelfish apply to others as well. The angelfish particularly is interesting because of its many unique behaviors. However, they are involved in the universal conservation and preservation efforts of the tropical ecosystems. Most of all I think they are beautiful fish that can be very interesting to study.
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Amazing Angelfish (Full Article) - Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine
Tropical Freshwater Angelfish are one of the most popular cichlids found in the hobby today. Aquarium owners are drawn to them because of their unique, elegant appearance, their mild mannered disposition and their inquisitive nature. Angelfish do not shy away from people observing them in the tank. They will swim right up to the glass and come up to the surface of the water when it is feeding time.Despite the fact that their names are the same, angelfish and marine angelfish are not thought to be closely related. The angelfish is a tropical of , distantly related to the found in specific lakes in . The marine angelfish are believed to be most closely related to the fish.The freshwater Angelfish is a very popular tropical fish because of its unique shape and because of their interesting personalities. Freshwater angelfish are aggressive eaters and will go to the top of the tank when they see you approach. Because of their aggressive feeding habits, make sure that your less aggressive fish are getting their share around feeding time.The brightly coloured marine angelfishes seen among tropical reefs are members of the family . Sometimes placed with the similar butterfly fishes in the family , they are compressed, deep-bodied fishes with small mouths and rather rough scales; the largest grows about 46 cm (18 inches) long. These angelfishes are distinguished from the butterfly fishes by a sharp spine on each cheek. These angelfishes feed on algae and various marine invertebrates. The family, which includes fewer than 100 species, is represented in both the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. In many species, colouring of the young differs greatly from that of adults.