Angel Fish Species - Beautiful Pictures, Videos, Facts and Information Freshwater Angelfish are a very popular tropical fish and are an extremely attractive addition to any aquarium. They are available in a range of colours and their appearance can be marbled, striped or plain. They use their long anal and dorsal fins for balance. Angelfish are part of the Cichlids family of fishes and are native to South America.
Angelfish can be a very territorial fish and are not recommended for the beginner as they are difficult to feed and sensitive to poor water conditions. Angelfish are very sought after and can be a very expensive fish to purchase.
Interesting Information about Angelfish Species There are over 32,000 different Fish Species in the world and a person who studies Fish Species is called an ichthyologist. So welcome to all ichthyologists! There are links on this website to the the most popular species. Each one of the individual species we have featured provides interesting facts, information and stunning photographs and videos. A great resource for identifying different types of fishes and their species together with useful facts and information. All Fish Species are known as vertebrates (they have a backbone) and most breathe through gills and have fins and scales. Many species also have a variety of protrusions or spines on the head.
Interesting Angelfish Species Information and Facts - How are different Angelfish Species identified? 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. The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium Fish, Marine Fish , Pet Fish, Pond Fish, Clown Fish, Koi Fish, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angelfish, Puffer Fish, Discus, Piranha Fish, Rainbow Fish, Parrot Fish, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.
Interesting Information and Facts - How do you identify the sex of a particular species? The males and females of many Angel Fish Species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Did you know that each fin has a specific function?
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The dorsal fin is located on the back of the angelfish and it helps to keep the fish stable while swimming
Caudal fins are located on the tail area of angelfish and they help to propel the fish through the water
The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of the angelfish and they are used for locomotion and side to side movement
Fins include: Dorsal, Ventral, Caudal, Anal, Pectoral, Adipose and Cephalic
Interesting Information and Facts - Why do most Angelfish Species have gills? Gills enable most Angelfish Species to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some species, however have lungs and breathe air.
InterestingInformation and Facts - Why do different species have fins? A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. Dorsal fins lend stability in swimming Ventral fins - The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. Ventral fins lend stability in swimming Caudal fins - The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. Caudal fins propel through the water Anal fins - The Anal fin is located on the anus area of fishes. Anal fins lend stability in swimming. Pectoral fins - The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. Pectoral fins are for locomotion and side to side movement Adipose fins - The Adipose fin is an extra fleshy fin on the back behind the dorsal fin as in salmons, smelts, and lanterns to lend stability in swimming Cephalic fins - The cephalic fin are the "horns" of manta rays and close relations
Facts about Angelfish Species - Why are Angelfish slimy? Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Angel Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
Angelfish Species - Facts Interesting Information and facts on different species including angelfish
How are the different fishes species identified? Why are they slimy? Important Angelfish Species Facts and info - How do you identify the sex of a particular species? Species Facts and Info - Why do most have gills? - Why do different species have fins? Tropical Fish Species, Saltwater Fish Species, Aquarium Fish Species, Marine Fish Species, Pet Species, Pond Species, Clowns, Kois, Betas (Bettas), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angelfish, Puffers, Discus, Piranhas, Rainbow Fish, Parrots, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones, Corals.
Did you know that....
Angelfish are mid tank dwellers, an important consideration when choosing other species for your aquarium
Try to add at least six angelfish to your aquarium, three or five is not a good number as angels like to pair up and adding an odd amount can lead to aggression
Fish do not have vocal chords but they can make sounds! The Oyster toadfish for example uses its swim bladder to produce a loud wailing sound which has been compared to the sound of a foghorn!
Anableps are known as four-eyed fish! In fact they only have two eyes but each eye has two pupils so they can see above and below the water a the same time
Angelfish Species - Facts Did you know...
There are two types of Angelfish, Freshwater (Pterophyllum) and Marine (Pomacanthidae)
Over 32,000 different species of fish have been identified and more species are being discovered and identified every day!
Tiger Barbs are not recommended for angelfish aquariums as they are 'fin nippers' and will damage the angels beautiful fins
Angelfish can be a very territorial fish and are not recommended for the beginner!
Angelfish breed for life. If one of the pair dies, the other will not breed again!
Some fish are not good for community tanks! Ask your local pet store before you buy new additions for your tank
Freshwater Angelfish are natural carnivores. Brine Shrimp, insects and bloodworms are favorites!
Angelfish can become aggressive towards other fish and even eat smaller fish such as Neon Tetras!
Introduce other species to your angelfish aquarium that are larger than the mouth of the angelfish to avoid the smaller fish being eaten by the angelfish!
There are different species found all over the world, we have tried to include as many aquatic species as possible on this website
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