Fish of the Week: Angelfish

Classification Family: Cichlidae Genus: Pterophyllum Species: P. altum, P. scalare, P. leopoldi Natural History Angelfish are large freshwater cichlids native to the slow moving tributaries of the Amazon river.  They prefer warm water with abundant vertical vegetation in which they can shelter among.  In nature, angelfish will shoal in small schools of multiple fish.  Like many…