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Half Black Angelfish
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Captive-Bred
Half Black Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 75-82° F, KH 1-5, pH 5.8-8.0
Max. Size 6"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Half Black Angelfish will bring a sophisticated beauty to your community aquarium. The front half is shimmering silver and back half is black.

These fish prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming.

When trying to breed the Angelfish, it is best to house a number of Angels in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, provide a flat surface where the eggs can be laid. A piece of slate, a large plant leaf, or even a flowerpot should be positioned at an angle of about 30 degrees in an area of moderate water flow. The female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. After approximately three days, the eggs will hatch and the fry will emerge. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.

The Half Black Angelfish needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Freshwater Angelfish are measured at TL (Total Length) which means your fish will be measured from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Stephanie C Easton , PA
I have had my Half Black Angel for 3 weeks now and what a gorgeous fish !!!! It is actually a veil angel. I am very surprised. It has very pretty long fins. It came in very healthy and was eating the same day. I am very happy with my purchase from live aquaria.
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