Red Angel


The Red Angel is a strain of angelfish that is silver in color with a red undertone throughout its body. It also has bright red cheeks and varying black stripes vertically on its body.

It prefers 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.

It is best, when trying to breed the Red Angel, to house a number of angels in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, a flat surface needs to be provided 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.

To maintain the Red Angel's vibrant red color as a juvenile, feed cyclopeeze. As an adult, it will maintain its red color without any special diet. The Red Angel also needs to be fed a variety of foods such as a quality flake food and live and frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.

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