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Remarks: Black Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are easy-going cichlids that do well in almost any community tank. They can tolerate a wide range of pH values and are peaceful enough to be kept with most tetras and other peaceful cichlids.
Breeding Angelfish can often be achieved by giving them a vertical, flat surface to spawn on, such as a leaf of an Amazon Sword or a piece of slate leaning against the wall. Fry will be cared for until a few weeks after they are free swimming, though you can remove the fry or eggs and hatch them artificially if you wish.
Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare
Common Name: Black Angelfish
Max Size: 6"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Compatibility: Medium schooling fish, similarly sized South American cichlids, catfish, plecos
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