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Remarks: 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.
Koi Angels vary greatly in pattern, and there is no guarantee as to the amount of orange, black, or white in the fish. The Red Koi variant has a much brighter orange body and deep red gills that are visible through a clear operculum.
Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare
Common Name: Red Koi 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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