Tuesday, September 14, 2010


1.) Freshwater Angelfish

2.) Saltwater Angelfish

3.) Breeding Angelfish

4.) Acclimating new Angelfish


Acclimating new Angelfish

Adding the Fish
    You don't want to add all the fish to your aquarium all at once. Even though you've let the aquarium acclimate and build up good bacteria, you want to add a few fish at a time so that you do not upset the biological balance of the aquarium.
     Depending on the size of your aquarium, you'll want to add about 3-5 fish to start. Let the fish live and build up more good bacteria for about three days, and then you can add 2-3 more fish.
     The key is that per every one gallon of water you have one inch of fish, so when choosing your fish, you'll want to check the adult size of the fish. Basically, you can't count the baby size of the fish and just keep adding fish.
     The more fish you add, the more ammonia they produce, and if you have a small tank with an equal balance of good bacteria, the bacteria can only breakdown so much ammonia and waste.
     So, basically you must look what happen to the tank. Don’t make it overcrowded so that there is peace and unity among freshwater angelfish in your tank
Acclimating the New Fish
     When you get home, you want to float the bag, unopened, for about 15-20 minutes so that they are allowed to adjust to the new temperature. It may kill your freshwater angelfishes if you will not follow these.
     When you go to let them free, it's best to try to avoid letting any of the bagged water into your aquarium. This is where a net comes in handy.It will take a few days for the new fish to adjust to the new environment. Try not to mess with them during that time, as you want to minimize the stress level.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Saltwater Angelfish

 What is a Saltwater Angelfish?
           Saltwater angelfish are among the most beautiful of all reef creatures. Their colors are deep and rich and often cleverly painted by Neptune into stripes and spots. These fish are found in all the world's oceans, although the greatest diversity of this group is found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean in rocky areas and reefs where they feast on the abundant coral. Despite their delicate appearance, once acclimated to your tank angelfish are incredibly hardy and can be a long-time resident of your aquarium.Saltwater angelfish can be distinguished from the very similar butterfly fish by the spine found on the lower gill cover of the angelfish.Saltwater angelfish also tend to become very territorial as they mature, and so it is generally recommended that you keep a single specimen. And although these species can be rather territorial, they are among the most popular aquarium fish.Because they feed on sponge and tunicate, saltwater angelfish are yet considered difficult fish to keep. Today there are prepared angel formulas containing sponge, but it can often be difficult to get an angel to accept new foods.
          In terms of choosing marine aquarium or reef aquarium you plan to set up often begins with the choice of saltwater angelfish species you would like to keep in it. Besides personal preferences, there are many other important issues to be taken into consideration: each marine fish's adult size, behavior, water preferences, feeding habits, compatibility with other saltwater species and, in modern fish keeping, environmental awareness is extremely important. Saltwater angelfish can be put in aquariums. Some angelfish lovers prefer to put their angelfishes in aquariums for it was very good to look at, especially the colors found at their body. Their color made the people happy. It can also take away the stress of one’s individual.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Breeding Angelfish

 How to Breed Angelfish?
           Breeding angelfish is not difficult, once you have established that you do indeed have a pair. There is no surefire method of sexing these fish by looking at them, so you have to wait for them to decide on the mate of their choice.Male and female angelfish look very similar to one another, and so sexing them is rather difficult. Breeding angelfish is very interesting to look at. A pair of angelfish will lock their mouths together and sometimes spin around wildly in circles. Apparently, if they still like each other after this, then spawning may occur. Prior in breeding angelfish, angelfish will start to clean a leaf or some other flat surface to lay their eggs. Female angelfish have an ovipositor and the male has a narrower tube that is used to fertilize the eggs. These are both located near theanal region and will appear on both the male and female a few days before breeding occurs.After the eggs have been laid and fertilized both angelfish parents stand guard over the eggs until they hatch in approximately 3-4 days. Sometimes breeding angelfish becomes not easy because there were times that the parents will eat the eggs, but usually they do not. At one time or another almost every tropical fish hobbyist makes an attempt at breeding angelfish.
          With this much going for it, it is no wonder the angelfish attracts so many would-be angelfish breeders. These hopeful aquarists can have a good experience in their attempt to raise and breed angelfish or they can face constant frustration until they eventually give up and go on to something else.It is our hope that after reading this, you too can experience the joys of raising and breeding angelfish.Raise now for it also gives happiness to you and takes away your stress.

Freshwater Angelfish

What is a Freshwater Angelfish?
           Freshwater angelfish are one of the most beautiful varieties of freshwater aquarium fish all over the world. They are also very personable fish that are a pleasure to care for.Freshwater angelfish will show their eagerness when they see someone nearby, or at feeding time, by swimming back and forth to attract attention. These fish can even be hand-fed morsels of their favorite foods.There is nothing quite as elegant as watching a freshwater angelfish as it swims.  They are disk shaped fish with long fins that extend from the body. Often, they have vertical black stripes on a silver body, but not always. Some freshwater angelfish are marble, golden, black, or koi colored. Angelfish do well in community tanks as long as their tankmates are not too small. Small fish will appear as food to them. A large angelfish will readily eat smaller fish such as small male guppies or neon tetras. You also don't want to keep angelfish with aggressive fish that will nip their long fins.Due to the relatively large size that adult angelfish attain you must provide a tank with enough swimming room. Twenty gallons or more is best, but small angelfish may be kept in a 10 gallon tank, but eventually as the fish grows you will need to move it to a larger tank.
          And you must clean the tank of the freshwater angelfish for it will also make the angelfishes healthy and live longer .The freshwater angelfish is considered a community fish, but it is on a cichlid family and may not be as sociable with smaller fish. They will school peacefully when they are young, but tend to pair off with other angelfishes and become more territorial when they are older. Being a bit timid, they can be frightened by shadows and fast movements.