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Freshwater Angel Fish Care

Angel fish are commonly kept in communal tanks as they are well behaved with most of types of other species. I always find it best to have a minimum of at least two together but then that’s my general rule of thumb apart from male Betta fish.

The water conditions for Angels are pretty basic like most other fish suitable for beginners. You want to make sure your water temperature stays around 26 degrees and your PH is roughly Neutral. If you’ve chosen to purchase wild caught ones then these prefer a slightly more acidic environment.

Take care when adding these fish into your tank as they don’t like fast flowing water, so if your filter makes your water move around a lot then you might want to try and slow it down. maybe try pointing it at the back of your aquarium.

It’s a good idea if you add live plants to your tank to choose a broad leafed plant, as this will encourage your angel fish to start breeding once there ready.

As with all fish you want to keep your water clean and do weekly changes of approximately 20% but this can differ if you’re just keeping angels, as the younger the fish the more you need to change the water. Breeders often change the water by 50% a day for younger fish where as older fish are fine with the usual 20% a week.

Feeding your angel fish on flake food or even cichlid foods is fine but again most fish enjoy a variety of foods and it’s worth adding in some live foods or even frozen foods to the mix. These can be live adult brine shrimp, blood worms, black worms, mosquito larvae, chopped earthworms and even guppy fry, they love all these types of food and are rarely fussy eaters.

You should feed your angelfish at least 2 times a day sometimes up to 3-4 depending on the age and the temperature inside your tank. The younger the fish and the higher the temperature of the tank the more often you need to feed them. However, you want to make sure you don’t over feed, as this can cause water pollution levels to rise which will be detrimental if it goes unchecked.


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Talk about eyes being bigger than the stomach

by ghodaza

This 13 foot python burst after trying to swallow a 6 foot gator. Apparently the gator managed to claw open the python's abdomen (but died doing so).
The python's an invasive species - pet owners dump them in the everglades when they grow too large (florida's got a HUGE problem with invasive pet species, mostly from the pet business, such as freshwater tropical pet fish farms).

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