Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Breed species myself
4590, South Africa
Posted Aug 20, 2014
My first breeding pair of angels were golds. The male in particular forms a very beautiful crown as he ages.
Just like with all angels, they are good parents and will herd the fry to protect them.
Remember to keep them in shoals of at least 6 fish so that the weakest fish doesn't get bullied too much by the strongest fish.
As soon as a breeding pair forms, you should remove the pair to their own tank or they will become very aggressive with all the other fish in your tank. Although this is a common trait amongst all angelfish, not just golds.
They really seem to be intelligent fish, and will eager eat out of your hand after a bit of coaxing.
The fan-tailed gold (as pictured) is my favourite gold variety.