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Marble Angelfish

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy Environment Needs

4/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

4/5

Activity Level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Breeding

4/5

Interaction with owner

3/5

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By

United States

Posted Jul 03, 2015

I've never been a huge fan of angelfish, but not because they are bad fish to have... I think I just found them sort of common. But I saw some that caught my eye one day and I was not disappointed. The variety is called "koi."

Things to note about angelfish... they are a little delicate. I wouldn't say they are the most sensitive fish, but they are not a fish I would cycle start an aquarium with. Also, I wouldn't keep too many. At least three, though, in a 55 gallon is good. They are fairly compatible with each other but bullying will happen.

They will gobble up smaller fish (to my horror, they once ate $50 worth of a school of young neon tetras I had purchased.) I also noticed they will peck the eyes out of some smaller fish even if they can't eat them (adult neon tetras in this case... once the incident with the young tetras occurred, I realized which fish had been the eye eating culprits.) However, they can also easily become victims of aggressive tank-mates. I would keep them with docile fish larger than neon tetras, like harlequin raspboras.

Once, my angelfish began to attempt breeding and laid eggs. Unfortunately, I moved so I wasn't able to see it through to the conclusion.

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