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Platinum Angel

Platinum Angel

Regular price $14.95 AUD
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Angelfish - Platinum

Pterophyllum Scalare

Angelfish are a staple cichlid of the hobby, being not only hardy, but beautiful, also coming in countless varieties, one of which being the gorgeous Platinum Angel, many species in the aquarium trade have a platinum variant, not many as widespread however, as the Platinum Angel.

Locale: Much of South America - found in well vegetated slow moving river sections of the Amazon.

Fun fact: Angelfish, if kept in groups of more than 6 group up quite well, and mellow out as a more communal shoaling fish rather than a centrepiece, they will also establish territory much less often, creating less aggression issues.



Care difficulty - Beginner

Temperament - Semi-aggressive / community, best kept by themselves, in pairs, or in groups of 6+ if the tank is big enough. If breeding, will be territorial llike any cichlid.

Adult size - 12-14cm long / 18-20cm tall

Diet - Omnivorous; natural predators in the wild that would get both protein and vegetable matter in their diet due to the vegetable matter their prey had consumed. Best fed a staple diet of small pellets, flakes, and wafers, with high protein foods as a dietary supplement once or twice a fortnight

Habitat - Tank should be tall, as unlike a lot of other aquarium fish Angelfish grow quite tall. Low flow so as to not stress the Angels. Tank should be well decorated with ornaments, plants, rock, driftwood, helps reduce stress and aggression.

Optimal Water Parameters:

Temperature: 24-30°c

pH: 5.5-7.2

GH: 2-12

KH: 1-5


Fish size, sex, exact colour and patterning may vary from photo.

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