Proper Freshwater Angelfish Care and Keeping
When taking proper care of freshwater Angelfish it is important
that the aquarium owner understands the basic needs of these
fish. The fish keeper should be familiar with aquariums, water
quality, water oxygen levels, water temperature and water filtration.
Understanding the basics of these topics will help an aquarium
owner to maintain a healthy aquarium environment that will encourage
It is important that the home
aquarium is adequate size hold the Angelfish. Young Angelfish
need plenty of space to grow into strong healthy adults. A grow
out tank should be no smaller than 50 gal and larger if possible.
No more than 8 or 9 breeding size angelfish should be kept in
a 50 gal tank. Once a breeding pair has been established, they
can be kept in a 20 gal tank of their own.
One excellent option for a grow out tank is a complete aquarium
system. Complete systems offer built-in filtration that is usually
high quality and provides the best possible filtration for promoting
the growth of healthy angelfish. Newly hatched angelfish fry
should be kept in a smaller tank with either an undergravel
filter or a canister filter but once they are free swimming
and strong they should be moved to a larger tank with space
for growing and the best filtration. The Solana
XL 67 gallon aquarium system is one that I recommend for
a grow out tank. It offers the space for the young angelfish
to grow and it has a superior built-in sump filtration system.
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is another important part of proper angelfish care. Freshwater
Angelfish can tolerate a wide range of temperatures but prefer
to have the temperature between 72 and 80 degrees. While the
exact temperature isn't that important, it is important to keep
the temperature stable. Most aquarium heaters have a built-in
thermostat that helps to maintain a stable water temperature
in the aquarium.
The use of good filtration is necessary to keep water optimal.
The filter should provide mechanical, chemical and biological
filtration. Box or sponge filters provide good mechanical filtration
and are safe for angelfish of all sizes. Box or sponge filters
will also provide some biological filtration. Airstones in combination
with these filters will help maintain good oxygen levels in
The best way to keep water conditions optimal is by doing regular
partial water changes. Water changes will remove dirt, waste
products and other contaminants from the water. Changing a small
percent of the water regularly will help stimulate appetites
and encourage breeding in mated pairs.
best way to monitor water quality is by using aquarium
test kits. These kits are relatively inexpensive and can
be used to measure many of the different water parameters. Testing
the water on a regular basis will allow an aquarium owner to
be aware of changes in water quality and make adjustments as
needed. Better water quality will result in healthier Angelfish.
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Freshwater Angelfish care.