Males and females have a difference in the area between their pectoral fins and their anal fin. It seems to take people a while to be able to see these differences.
Breeding: It's best to raise up a group of 8 or more young Angelfish. By the time they're 3.5" to 4" tall, the males will begin to seriously joust with each other.
They face each other at a rather close distance, then usually tip over sideways, and apparently this threatens the other male.
Sometimes they will lock mouths and wrestle like many of their Cichlid relatives do.
Female Angels also joust with each other but usually not with the bigger males.
Eventually there are a few dominant males, and when they are about 5" tall, they will pair off with a female and begin to protect an area, where they will soon lay sticky eggs on the side of the aquarium or on a filter tube or on the leaf of a plant.
Click here to read more about breeding Angel fish.
Popularity: For a long-long time Angels have been one of the most popular aquarium fish.
Names: Almost all of the Angelfish in our aquariums are now known to be hybrids of a few or maybe several different species of Angelfish from the Amazon Rainforests.
The interbreeding of different wild species has been done by very skillful fish farmers all over the world, beginning in the mid-1930s.
Variations: There are many-many color varieties that will interbreed to produce even more color varieties.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Angels, including a picture gallery.
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DrTom - 07/12/2015
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