Angel Assorted

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Possibly the most recognized freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby, angelfish belong to the family Cichlidae. Admired for their graceful swimming behavior, angelfish make stunning additions to large community aquariums. Wild caught angelfish are rare in the aquarium hobby, with most fish for sale being captive raised. Wild angelfish are silver with black vertical stripes, however, through selective breeding, many color patterns as well as long-finned varieties, known as “veiltails”, have been developed over the years. Most angelfish sold in the hobby are Pterophyllum scalare, however, P. altum is occasionally available. A third species, P. leopoldi, the smallest and most aggressive species of angelfish, is almost never seen.

An Angelfish's Natural Habitat
Angelfish are native to a large area of tropical South America, including much of the Amazon River system. In their natural habitat, they are found almost exclusively in quiet, slow moving water. In the wild they prefer dimly lit areas, under overhanging vegetation or among trees that have fallen into the river.

Water Requirements for Angelfish
Captive raised angelfish accept a wide range of water conditions, although they prefer slightly warmer water. pH should be between 6.8 and 7.8, with hardness between 3° and 8° dKH (54 to 145 ppm). Temperature is best kept between 78° and 84° F. Maintain good filtration and perform water changes of 10% weekly or 25% every other week an Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer or Siphon Vacuum Gravel Cleaner. Don’t forget to treat tap water with Aqueon Water Conditioner before refilling your tank!
At Warragul Pet Emporium, we are confident that the fish that leave our stores are happy and healthy.
But in the event you experience a problem, we will happily guarantee your new fish purchase for a period of 7 days, so long as your fish has been placed into a suitable environment.
To comply with this guarantee, please bring your fish back to us along with a sample of the water from your aquarium for analysis, plus a copy of your receipt. Please ensure that the water sample is in a separate clean bag, jar or bottle.
Unfortunately, no claim can be honoured if it is found that the condition of the water sample provided is outside suitable parameters, including the pH range, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels, and water temperature.
We will also not be able to honour any claims due to the fish being placed with incompatible tank mates or simply due to change of mind.
If you're unsure whether your existing tank conditions will be suitable for your new fish, please just ask one of our friendly team members – they'd be happy to help.