Half Black Angelfish


The Half Black Angelfish will bring a sophisticated beauty to your community aquarium. The front half is shimmering silver and back half is black.

These fish prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming.

When trying to breed the Angelfish, it is best to house a number of Angels in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, provide a flat surface where the eggs can be laid. A piece of slate, a large plant leaf, or even a flowerpot should be positioned at an angle of about 30 degrees in an area of moderate water flow. The female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. After approximately three days, the eggs will hatch and the fry will emerge. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.

The Half Black Angelfish needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

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Sky October 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I had one Angel Fish of this kind living with another type of Angel Fish in the same tank as large fancy goldfish for two years.

The tank’s temperature stayed around 22 to 24 and he only got sick once the whole time I had him, which sadly was what did him in.

He was the dominant fish in the tank, pushing his tank mates out of the road at feed time or whenever you went up to the tank. He did, at times nip the other fish’s fins, including his other Angel Fish mate, though he never actually hurt them.

Over all, I think this fish is hardy, though should not be put in a tank of quiet fish or small in size. Be warned, though they have a small mouth, at any size, they WILL eat Neon Tetras!

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