Albino Angel

Albino Angel
Quick Facts :: Albino Angel (Pterophyllum sp.)
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size: 6″
Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons
Water Conditions: 75-82° F, KH 1-8, pH 5.5-7.0
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Amazon, South America
Family: Cichlidae
Species: Angelfish

Albino Angelfish inhabit the warm temperate waters of the Amazon basin in South America, in the calm waterways and flood plains.  They live in areas with lots of plants or tree roots, which is protection against larger fish species and a food-source of insect larvae and other foodstuffs.  Albino Angels are an albino strain of the species Pterophyllum sp. They have a color range from a white-silver to a yellowish orange with pink eyes.  They are sought after in the aquarium hobby because of their brilliant varying body colorings and long flowing fins. Their long fins make them a target of those fish species that will nip or tear fins. Many “fin nipping” species can be kept easily with angelfish as long as the “fin nippers” are kept in groups of 4 or more.  In this way they will nip at each other and ignore the angelfish.  The Albino Angel is best kept as a mated pair in a small or medium sized aquarium.  In larger aquariums they can be kept in groups of 6 or more individuals.

Albino Angelfish will do nicely in aquariums of 120L or larger that also have a near jungle of plants and/or driftwood. As a group, these freshwater Angelfish are territorial and will tangle with one another until a dominant male is established. They can be kept singularly, as a mated pair, or in medium sized groups of 6 or more.  Angelfish in general need rather constant water parameters and will be in greater distress than many other freshwater community species with fluctuations in pH or temperature. Like most South American cichlid species, the Albino Angelfish do best in calm, slightly acidic water with temperatures that stay between 26c-29c degrees.

The Albino Angelfish is an omnivore and needs a diet that contains a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed them a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms and tubfex worms. They are particularly fond of bloodworms and hobby experience states that feeding Angelfish bloodworms will help stimulate breeding behavior.

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Hurstville Aquarium


3/110 Queens Road
Hurstville NSW 2220, Australia
Phone: (02) 9570 4646