Scientific Name: Pterophyllum sp.
Common Name: Silver Angel
Adult Size: 6 inches
Life Expectancy: 8 - 10 years
Habitat: Amazon River
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
- Temperature Range: 75-82° F
- pH Range: 5.8-7.0
- Hardness Range: 5 - 13
Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be aggressive eaters and may become territorial while breeding.
Diet & Nutrition: Usually very good eaters, they will take flakes, pellets, freeze dried (re-hydrated before feeding to prevent bloat and other issues - blood worms, brine shrimp) and especially live foods and fresh veggies.
Breeding & Spawning: Will lay the eggs on a vertical or diagonal surface. Assuming you have a pair, they are not difficult to breed.
Gender: No visible differences between the male and female except at spawning where female has a round "tear-drop" shaped breeding tube and a male has a cone shaped breeding tube.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart