LEOPARD ANGELFISH

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This highly coveted angelfish variety develops a striking bright SILVER WITH BLACK mark across the body as it matures!

The leopard Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), is an incredible variant that naturally displays silver coloration over the classic "leopard" striping that is characteristic of the wild coloration. Juveniles often do not display much of the black stripes coloration, but will develop it generously as they grow and approach maturity. This shoaling cichlid is relatively peaceful compared to other members of the cichlid family. It also has a very thin, tall body unlike most other cichlids. The Leopard  Angelfish is indigenous to several river systems in Northern South America, but virtually all specimens in the aquarium hobby have been tank-raised for generations. 

The Leopard Angelfish will thrive in a heavily planted aquarium with driftwood and/or rock formations and gentle water flow. It is not overly reclusive, but this fish strongly prefers the cover of plants and, due to its body shape, is not likely to seek refuge in rock caves and similar structures. It is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Dwarf shrimp and other small, delicate invertebrates should not be kept with the leopard Angelfish, but more durable, larger shrimp and snails could possibly make good tank mates in a large enough aquarium. If spawning is desired, tank mates of other species should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether unless the aquarium is very spacious.

Feeding is simple for the unfussy Leopard. High-quality dry, frozen, and live foods will all be readily accepted. Quality and variety are the keys to a diet that will ensure that this fish maintains optimal health and coloration.

We are currently offering juvenile specimens of this magnificent angelfish variety!