- 1 Scientific Classification
- 2 Habitat
- 3 Description – Members of the Cichlid Family
- 4 Reproduction
- 5 SPECIES
- 6 Growing at Home
Description – Members of the Cichlid Family
Black Lace Angelfish
Half Black Angelfish
In place of the common black stripes, the marble fish have intermittent designs of silver and black stripes in the form of marble. In the regions of the back and head there are chances of traces of golden color whilst the fins are colored with white and black rays. When you breed a Black Lace with a Marble, some of the fry possesses the distinctiveness of the two parents with Black Lace Marble design.
Growing at Home
Bring up your angel fish in a big tank and ensure that you have a good system of filter which does not provide a surplus of currents in the water; the reason is, angels are not good swimmers. Your angels are healthier and happier, with the best water conditions; this reduces the stress in the Angels. The smallest size of tank for breeding a pair of angels is 15 gallons. However, a 25 gallon tank or more are advisable in case you desire the fry being with their parents. It would be inconvenient to have a full grown pair of angels, along with 200 to 300 fry, cramped in a small tank. The other benefits of a large tank are, the feeling of security as the fish proliferates. Besides, the parents are not quick enough to eat their eggs or the young ones.
Angel fish is capable existing merely consuming flake food. However, angel fish breeds and grows well with a mixed diet. Live feed like Black worms, Adult Brine Shrimp, finely minced earthworms, Larvae of Mosquito and Guppy babies seem their favorite, and as such, including them in the regular diet is suggested. In case you do not get live food, substitute them with Frozen food of Brine Shrimp, Blood Worms (larvae of Midge Fly), and the other foodstuff that you can obtain from your favorite pet stores. In addition, it is possible for you to get several varieties dried feed which will compensate for the above.
The quality of water for your angelfish must have a temperature of 740F to 840F (23°C to 29°C), hardness of water: 5° to 13° dH, and appropriate pH value. In nature, the freshwater angelfish survives in insignificantly acidic soft water. For excellent outcome, ensure that the pH range of the water of your aquarium is from 4.7 and 8.7; the perfect range is between 6.5 and 6.9. Comparing the pH of the water, the Angelfish are sturdy; they are tolerant to extensive variations of the state of water.
Having discovered a fondness for insects while pursuing her degree in Biology, Randi Jones was quite bugged to know that people usually dismissed these little creatures as “creepy-crawlies”.