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Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish
Koi

Do koi angelfish breed throughout their entire life?

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September 04, 2009 9:36PM

Angelfish are Pterophyllum sp. The "Koi" bit is just a bit of 'spin'. All it means is the fish has a couple of colours. It is still an ordinary Angelfish in all but the 'spin'. Provided they are well grown and properly looked after, they will start spawning regularly from the age of about 12 months. If the ova are removed, the fish will spawn again in a couple of days and again for about 3 or 4 spawnings and then recouperate for a about a month before coming back into breeding condition and starting to spawn again. Angelfish and Discus can be and are sometimes bred to death and only last a year or so in the hands of unscrupulous breeders.