Pterophyllum scalare


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SKU: Colombian Angelfish WILD (P. scalare) LG Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Native to Colombia, found in various river systems throughout the country.

Diet: Omnivorous; feed a varied diet including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

Average Adult Size: 6 inches (15 centimeters)

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons for a small group; larger tanks are recommended for a community setup.

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial during breeding or if crowded. Best kept in a species tank or with other peaceful community fish.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.5-7.5
Temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm
(Note: Colombian Angelfish have specific water parameter requirements due to their natural habitat. It’s crucial to maintain these parameters for their health and well-being.)

[Please note that Colombian Angelfish require specialized care due to their specific water parameter needs. Research thoroughly or consult with experienced hobbyists before keeping them.]

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