Angelfish
Angelfish
Angelfish
Angelfish
Angelfish
Angelfish

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Angelfish are the fish and most appealing species on Earth. Two classes of fish go by the title angelfish. Freshwater and including salt water fish from the family Pomacanthidae fish in that the genus Pterophyllum, members of that the family. Both these fish come from habitats in areas of the world. Saltwater angelfish have come spanning the tropics Indian Atlantic and western Pacific oceans. Most angelfishes limit themselves into the shallows of the reef venturing deeper than 50 meters. The recently described Centropyge abei is known into depths of 150 m. Freshwater angelfish are found in a large area in South America. 

Their range comprises the states of Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru and Brazil. They live from different river systems drainage, including the Negro, Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Freshwater angelfish and salt water angelfish have life span from 10 to fifteen years. Freshwater angelfish grow into a length of approximately 15 cm. They silvery with vertical markings that are dark, but may be black or solid, in addition, there are numerous color variants. Saltwater angelfish vary from 15 to 60 cm in size. With laterally compressed bodies and their vivid colors angelfishes are a number of the reef’s more citizens. 

While water angelfish diet is composed of algae freshwater angelfish are ambush predators and prey on fish and macroinvertebrates. Some species are salt water angelfish solitary in nature and form extremely territorial mated pairs, others form harem with a single male dominant over many females. As juveniles, some species might eke out a living as cleaner fish. All freshwater angelfish species form monogamous pairs. Eggs are usually laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf. As is the case for some other cichlids, brood care is extremely developed. In many species of both groups, coloring of that the young differs considerably from that of adults. Angelfish are probably that the most commonly kept freshwater aquarium fish, and also the most commonly kept cichlid.

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