Angel Fish

Facts About Angel Fish

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All the overworld there are 100 different species of angelfish that live in the water of the southern hemisphere. There are two main kinds of angelfish, those that inhabit the freshwater rivers in South America known as freshwater angelfish and those angelfish that live in the salty ocean waters known as marine angelfish.

The freshwater angelfish has a triangular shape and will normally only grow to a few inches in length. The marine angelfishes can develop up to 12 inches and normally have very blazingly coloured markings but the exact colours depend on the species of the angelfish.

Both of the angelfishes are known to be nearly difficult to keep in household aquariums because both types of angelfish require very certain water conditions. Angelfish are much permitted to changes in the water such as pH levels and salts levels, and will frequently die if changes are too extreme.

In spite of the fact that their names are the same, both the angelfish are not a belief to be closely related. The freshwater angelfish is an equatorial species of cichlid, remotely related to the cichlids found in particular lakes in Africa. The marine angelfish are thought to be most closely connected to the butterflyfish. 

Freshwater angelfish are arisen from the Amazon basin and are also found in the rivers flowing off it. Freshwater angelfish live in clean water and chooses to be in temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade. 

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Freshwater angelfish lay 100 and 1,000 eggs which hatch in just a couple days.  Freshwater angelfish lay their eggs on a flat leaf or an underwater timber. The infant angelfish (known as fry) stay joined to the eggs for one more week and feed off the rest of the yolk in the egg sack. At the point when they are greater at seven days old, the angelfish fry disengage from their eggs and become free-swimming. At this stage that the infant angelfish start feeding on nutrients in the water and on plants.

Freshwater angelfish has triangular shape, which means that the angelfish is able to hide more easily between the aquatic plants in the water. Wild freshwater angelfish have very notable dark stripes that run vertically down their bodies, giving the freshwater angelfish the capability to blend in to its surroundings. Freshwater angelfish usually produce for life and it is frequent found that if one of the parent dies, then the remaining angelfish has no interest in breeding.

Freshwater angelfish eat smaller fish and spineless in their natural environment also eating particles of food found in the water. The freshwater angelfish is hunted by larger species of birds, fish and marine mammals.

Marine angelfish are normally found in a superficial sandbar in depths of up to 50 meters.  Marine angelfish are described to be almost brave and are noted analytic and curious towards divers. Some species of marine angelfish are single by nature where other species of angelfish form territorial breeding pairs or even groups. The groups of marine angelfish generally have one male and a number of females.

Unlike the freshwater angelfish, marine angelfish laid tiny eggs direct into the water. The eggs of angelfish float in the sea, becoming mixed in with the plankton until they hatch. Sadly a vast number of marine angelfish eggs are accidentally eaten by those animals that eat on the plankton in the water.

Also, marine angelfish are mostly known for the bright colors and designs on their bodies. Marine angelfish differ in color and size depending on the species of marine angelfish, even though it is known that the patterns and colors of marine angelfish transform harshly as they get older. It is trusted that these color changes show the position of the marine angelfish, within the marine angelfish social ranking. Marine angelfish feed on algae in coral reefs and rocks and also eating smaller fish and crustaceans such as shrimp and small species of prawn.  Adult marine is hunted by sharks, marine mammals, and humans, but the junior and smaller marine angelfish are eaten by many different species of the animal both in the water and those based on land (like birds).

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