Angelfish

These flat-bodied fish are a member of the group of fishes known as cichlids. They are a popular breed of fish for a clean freshwater aquarium. Find questions about these fish here.

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Biology
Aquarium Fish Species
Herbivores
Angelfish

Is an angelfish a herbivore?

I am most likely sure they are herbivores.
Yes, an angelfish is a herbivore. Some are carnivores, but its rather rare.

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Care of Fish
Angelfish

Can angelfish and crayfish live together?

as long as you have a cave like decoration the crayfish will stay in that and get some tall plants for the angelfish

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Care of Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Goldfish
Angelfish

Can angelfish and goldfish live in the same tank?

Angel fish are semi aggressive fish. They may have a tendancy to pick on the gold fish. Also, angelfish need tropical warm water to survive. Gold fish like cold water. I would not put them together. If the Angel is big enough it will eat your goldfish.

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Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

What ocean zone does the queen angelfish live in?

They are found in the tropical reefs of the Atlantic Ocean around Florida etc.

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Can you eat a saltwater angelfish?

Yes, but there isn't likely all that much meat on them.
yes

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Care of Fish
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Would and Angelfish fight with Guppies plus Black Widow Tetras plus Danios plus a honey Gourami plus a Platy plus 2 Balloon Mollies and a Betta fish?

Well, the guppies might nip the angelfish's fins, which, in return, would cause the angelfish to chase and possibly eat them. The angelfish would terrorize the danios and tetras by chasing them. Quick side note: if you are planning on keeping a platy, I really wouldn't keep one! They're quite social fish, and they like to be in small groups. Basically, the angelfish will chase any small fish. The biggest problem you will encounter with this aquarium setup is the fight between the angelfish and the betta. I know from experience-I kept an angelfish and a betta together in a tank myself, and the betta ended up dying. The angelfish will nip the betta's fins, and the betta will nip the angelfish's. They will chase each other and bite a lot. My betta had fin rot and died because the angelfish had caused the fin rot to grow due to the fact that she had torn off all of his fins. I would definitely rethink this aquarium setup.

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Saltwater Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

What do angelfish eat?

To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food or pellet everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat. You can even feed them lettuce or spinach. Feed mosquito larvae sparingly as they will tend to overeat it, which could kill them.

Angelfish eat the average fish food. If you have a fish store near you, go and ask a employee to direct you to the fish food section. And you will probably find a can of fish food with an Angelfish on it. Good luck!

Angelfish are omnivorous, but in captivity they should be fed a variety of flakes, pellets and frozen food.

flake food,pellet,brine shrimp,blood worms,lettuce,spinach,mosquito

alot

They are omnivorous; so they eat algae, zooplankton, and small crustaceans and fish.

it eats pelets and flakes flake fish food. the plants in their environment

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Angelfish

Do people eat angelfish?

Yes, but thoose ppl are weird.

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Health
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

How many eggs equal 3 ounces?

One large egg is the equivalent to 1.67 ounces, so a little less than two large eggs.

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Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Do angelfish kill other fish?

It depends on which kind of fish you are planning to place in the aquarium with the angelfish. For example, a fully grown and developed angelfish will eat a tetra, danio, or any other fish that is small enough to fit in a fully grown angelfish's mouth. Also, they may kill bettas by biting their fins, tearing them off, and making the bettas depressed and sick. From my personal experience, I would highly disencourage the keeping of angelfish with bettas, extremely small fish, and breeding pairs. Angelfish will willingly eat the babies/eggs of other fish, so I recommend that you are careful with your aquarium setup. Good luck, and I hope my answer helped!

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Why the angelfish eggs turn white?

Eggs that were not successfully fertilized will turn white. The parents will usually eat them. If all the eggs are turning white it is possible that you have two females, one of which will mimick the behavior of a male but of course cannot fertilize the eggs. This happens sometimes. Also, be aware that it may appear that angelfish are eating the healthy (translucent or amber) fertilized eggs, if there are any. This is their "cleaning" motion...you will notice that the parents will get close to the eggs and use their small pectoral fins to fan them. They put their mouths close to the eggs too, my theory is that they have some type of sensory ability to tell if eggs are healthy/clean this way. The fin fanning prevents crud from settling on the eggs and ensures that they do not get fungal infections.

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Herbivores
Carnivores
Omnivores
Angelfish

Are angelfish herbivores or carnivores?

Angelfish are neither, they are omnivores or things that eat both meat and plants. This is because they eat both sea plants and shrimp brine.
carnivores

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Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Angelfish

How long does it take for angelfish eggs to hatch?

Angelfish eggs will hatch in about 60 hours at 80° F - according to http://www.angelsplus.com/Breeding2.htm 3-4 days.

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Biology
Slugs and Snails
Freshwater Aquariums
Angelfish

Where do snails lay eggs?

Snails bury their eggs 2 inch in the soil.But if your soil is less then a inch high then your Snails will be encourage not to get pregnant or lay eggs

They do not just lay eggs in soil they can lay eggs on rocks,lilypads,even seaweed,so if their already pregnant they will not care where, just as long as their layed.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Where do angelfish live?

The cichlid angelfish, a common aquarium fish, lives in fresh water. There are also salt water angelfish (unrelated to the cichlids) that live in coral reefs in all tropical oceans, and a ray-like shark called the angel shark that lives in all tropical and temperate oceans.

An angelfish lives in coral reefs and by the Tropical Indian and western pacific oceans from the red sea to the Polynesia

They live along the bottom of the sea, where it is really dark.

In the Amazon River in South America.

The Amazon river in South America. Some species can be found in Rio Negro. Usually they like to swim in soft acidic waters where there is more food for them to eat and live in. They belong to the South Americas but have been introduced to new habitats including Europe and North America where there is acidic waters.

An angelfish lives in the oceans and other bodies of salt water. They have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Why do angelfish kiss?

They don't realy kiss they grab each others jaw and twist in order to determine dominance.

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Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Angelfish

Which fishes can you keep with your goldfishes other than angelfish and blue groumies?

I am surprised you are keeping tropical and goldfish together. Although they do get on, they require different water temperatures. If the goldfish is kept in warmer conditions its metabolic rate increases and it will have a shorter life span.

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Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

What is a ventral fin on an angelfish?

The ventral fin on any fish is on the underbelly of the body closest to the anal vent.

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Care of Fish
Frogs
Freshwater Aquariums
Angelfish

Can you put an angelfish with two African dwarf frogs?

Fish should NEVER be kept with frogs. Angelfish are delicate fish. Angelfish evovled in some of the cleanest purest water in the world. The Amazon River. The frogs you are suggesting are not bothered by the quality of their water because they are amphibians. They breath air so they are not affected by water that is poluted with their poo and piddle. They can live in really bad water and can make their water really bad with no ill effect..

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Angelfish

What does angelfish need to survive?

Fully developed angelfish can need quite a lot of care, but it can be very rewarding if you take care of them correctly. First, I'll address the aquarium itself. It needs to be very tall. If you're keeping one angelfish, the very minimum is thirty gallons, but a bigger tank is definitely preferable. Next is the water quality. The pH should be in the neutral range, and as with all fish, the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels should be low. Also, make sure you purchase water dechlorinator and regularly deposit it into your water right after water changes. Water changes are very important-they keep your tank clean and the angelfish healthy! As for food, angelfish can eat flake food, but as they grow, to help them develop into fully healthy and beautiful fish, I would recommend live foods including brine shrimp, bloodworms, etc. Angelfish need a clean and big environment. Before you start to set up your aquarium, I would definitely recommend more research on all aspects of their care. I would also recommend joining tropical fish forums, which you can find a variety of on any search engine. Good luck with your angelfish!

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

How do you know if an angelfish is male or female?

Not True. You can only tell when the fish mature which is about 1 years old. When fish begin to breed their sex organs become visible. the female has a v shape and the male has a u shape. the females sex organ is bigger, but usually the male is bigger than female

The male has longer more elaborate fins and brighter color

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Herbivores
Carnivores
Omnivores
Angelfish

Are angelfish herbivores carnivores or omnivores?

They are omnivores. I have seen them eat live brine shrimp and herbivore flake food.

There are 86 different species of Marine Angelfish and 3 species of Freshwater Angelfish.

While most Angelfish species are omnivorous; some Angelfish species are completely herbivorous (algae eaters), and some are completely carnivorous (zooplankton eaters).

Most angelfish are omnivores.

yes

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Do angelfish live a long time?

Yes, they can live longer than most aquarium fish. They will live up to 5 years if the tank is clean and if it has other fish of the same species.
10 to 12 years

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Saltwater Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

What does an angelfish eat?

Angelfish can survive on a basic diet of flake food. However, in order for your fish to grow big, beautiful, healthy, and fully develop, it is recommended to feed them live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, etc. For more information, check in with your local pet stores or join a tropical fish forum.

These fish feed on guppies, smaller fish. They also eat plankton. A flaky substance called cichlid flakes and also they are on a special diet where they eat hatched Brine Shrimp and sometimes eat a substance called Angelfish flakes.

Freshwater Angelfish usually do typically well on flake, pellets and frozen blood worms. Saltwater Angel fish typically do well on marine flake, marine pellets and frozen mysis shrimp. A special species specific formula for Angels of both types can normally be found at your LFS.

crustaceans or small crabs or really anything crunchy because they have very strong teeth.

various flake food, bloodworms and the babies like baby brine shrimp

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Angelfish

Why did your angelfish eggs turn white?

Unfortunately, the eggs are infected. They will not hatch.

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