Fish Species

Silver Marbled Angelfish

Silver Marbled Angelfish - Description

The Silver Marbled Angelfish is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fishes. It is an extremely attractive addition to any aquarium. It is important to ensure the tank is large enough to accommodate these taller than average fish and be warned that adults can become aggressive to other fish. Ideally keep a group of angelfish together in even numbers.

Popular Name: Silver Marbled Angelfish
Species: Pterophyllum scalare

Profile of the Silver Marbled Angelfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Silver Marbled Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 12cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: 24-28 Degrees. PH 6-7

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimps, Dried and Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive adults can eat smaller fish such as Neon Tetras!

  • Habitat: Freshwater rivers and streams in South America

  • Behaviour: Juvenile fish are well behaved, adults can be aggressive to smaller fish

  • Range: South America

Scientific Classification of the Silver Marbled Angelfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Pterophyllum scalare

  • Popular Name: Silver Marbled Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Cichlidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Silver Marbled Angelfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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