Angelfish Profile


Common name: Angelfish

Scientific name: Pterophyllum

Type of fish: Cichlid

Origin: South America

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Max size: 8 inches length, 8 inches height

Growth Rate: Medium

Minimum tank size: 55 gallons

Diet: omnivore

pH: 5.5-7

Hardiness: Delicate

Aggressiveness: Mostly peaceful

Tankmates: community fish like tetras, livebearers, gouramis, peaceful dwarf cichlids, Corydoras catfishes, NO fin-nipping fish like barbs

Sexing: Hard to tell

Notes: For angelfish, you must consider height into the equation because their height is usually the same as their length. I have found angelfish to be delicate fish that must be cared for properly. Angelfish also come in many color varieties such as the "koi" variety in the picture.