Red Cap Albino Angelfish

Red Cap Albino Angelfish - Pterophyllum scalare

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Care: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Region: South America
Max Size:
6"
Tank Size: 30gal
Purchase Size: 1-1.5"

 

The Red Cap Albino Angelfish is a beautiful variety of Pterophyllum scalare selectively bred for its albino coloration. Despite being a true albino, this variation displays a varying amount of yellow to red-orange pigmentation around the face and head.          

Care

Like other Scalare angelfish, Red Cap Albinos grow to a maximum size of 6 inches, though, due to their mostly sedentary nature, they may be kept in surprisingly small tanks of 30 gallons or more. Angels are generally peaceful, though they shouldn't be kept with small fish that can fit in their mouths like Neon Tetras, and they are known to become quite territorial and aggressive during breeding. They thrive in heavily planted tanks with softer water and lower pH, though they're generally very adaptable. Immature fish are very difficult to sex, so it's recommended to purchase small groups of juveniles and wait for pairs to form, then remove the rest.     

Diet

Scalare angelfish are omnivorous, and will readily accept prepared flake or pellet foods as well as live or frozen offerings.   


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