angle-fish-tankAngelfish, a freshwater fish is a one of the  famous tropical fish as they have their distinct and interesting personalities, shape and size.

When we talk about freshwater angelfish, their aggressive nature while eating should be considered foremost to make sure that equal share of fish foods are shared during feeding time by all fishes in the water tank.

Since they are aggressive eaters by behavior, they will move to the top of the water tank while watching you, approaching them. Also, angelfish would want to feed almost all varieties of food ranging from flakes to live foods.

You should always handle angelfish with great care as they are very curious and territorial about their environment. So, be cautious and consider all these points in your mind while setting up tank and aquarium for your angelfish.

Tank Setup

Setting up an angelfish tank and aquarium is very important for overall health of your fish. It is a vital task that needs to be looked with great attention and care as it forms the life and vitality of aquarium and fish.

There are some setup rules and guidelines necessary for angelfish tanks and aquariums.

  • Tank Location requires attention, care and consideration. It should be located so that the need for extension cords for a power supply is eliminated and there are no chances of water mixing with electricity and causing fires. It should never be located in front of any window because direct sunlight heats up water and also encourages algae growth. Never locate fish tanks in the bedroom because the water tanks make noise with the humming sound of the pump.
  • Fish Tank Stand should be specifically made to support fish tanks and aquariums and should be flat and level matching with room decorations.
  • Level the Aquarium: with the help of foam or flexible pad that levels the aquarium preventing all surface irregularities.
  • Accessories: you should assemble and attach the Undergravel filter, air stones, decorations and outside filter with thermometer, water supplements and glass divider.
  • Adding Angelfish and Tank Mates: check for water pH level and nutrition level after setting up tank to ensure proper working of the fish tank. You can add other fish but add few fishes at one time to prevent populating tank at once and then you can add your angelfish after the tank is seasoned for at least a month.
  • Using an Aquarium Safe Sealant: the Fish tank should be assembled with an aquarium safe sealant to ensure no chemicals harmful to fish leech into the tank.

Tank Size

Aquarium size is nor fixed neither important, but the number of fish per gallon, a tank can handle, should be considered which varies depending on many factors like carrying capacity, pH, feeding methods, temperature,

strain of angelfish, water changing frequency, volume and overall quality of angelfish that is desired.  You can guide yourself about the number of fish per gallon with the help of following guideline.

  • 1 angelfish per gallon for nickel size angelfish.
  • 1 angelfish per 2 gallons for Quarter size angelfish.
  • 1 angelfish per 3 gallons for Silver dollar size angelfish.
  • 1 angelfish per 5 gallons for angelfish that needs to be paired.

Best Angelfish Aquariums

Bestseller No. 1
Tetra Crescent aquarium Kit 5 Gallons, Curved-Front Tank With LEDs
  • aquarium KIT Curved-front crescent-shaped aquarium kit is perfect for one goldfish or up to three community tropical fish
  • INCLUDES FILTER Includes Tetra Whisper Internal Power Filter to keep your tank clean and provide a healthy environment for pet fish
  • HIDDEN LIGHTS Bright-white energy-efficient LED lights are hidden inside the low-profile black cover
  • SEAMLESS TANK Offers unobstructed viewing of your underwater environment
  • 5 GALLON TANK Small size that’s perfect for a bedroom living room or dorm room (15 inches x 9 inches x 11 inches)
Bestseller No. 2
GloFish Crescent Aquarium Kit 5 Gallons, Includes Hidden Blue LED Light And Internal Filter
  • Focused on the healthy living of your aquatic pets
  • Quality designed and tested for highest performance
  • Don't Settle for anything less, use Aquaria Products
  • Crescent shaped seamless plastic aquarium
  • Clear plastic canopy Blue LED overhead light with Primary Material being Acrylic.
Bestseller No. 3
hygger Smart 4 Gallon Fish Tank Small Desk Aquarium Starter Kit with Lid, Filter Pump Filter Cartridges for Snail Tropical Gold Fish
  • Hygger 4 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit Includes – 4 gallon glass aquarium, 3-in-1 water pump, 4 LED lighting mode hood, and 2-pack filter cartridges replacement. Add gravel, fish, plant and décor to complete your aquarium
  • Smart Touch Screen LED Lighting Hood – Simple touch to the button next to digital number of the aquarium lid to switch from shimmering white daytime effect to relaxing moon light for night. 4 lighting modes with white, blue, red and green LED bulbs
  • Quiet 3-IN-1 Water Pump – This 3-watt submersible pump helps water cycling while the bio ball filter cartridge box helps to clean water, absorbs odors and discoloration, provide a crystal clear water for your aquarium. Connect with air tube, it produces bubbles that agitate water surface (PS: water flow is non-adjustable). For replacement pump, search ASIN B082W1PJ94. Replacement filter cartridge, search ASIN B07XRJ4YB3
  • Easy Access Flip Lid – Flipped plastic canopy is easy to access to tank for feeding and regular maintenance ; Equipped with temperature probe, easy to read digital LED real time water temperature
  • Easy to Set up and Maintain – This sleek, modern fish tank completes any compliment of home, office, counter and desktop. Perfect for house betta fish, small tropical fish, snail, shrimp and plant. Aquarium dimension: 11" L x 7.5" W x 12.6" H
SaleBestseller No. 4
Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon, Black (10516A2)
  • 5 gallon Nano aquarium
  • Etched glass tank with aluminum trim
  • Powerful 37 LED lighting system
  • Includes foam block, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings
  • Size: 17.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 inch
SaleBestseller No. 5
Penn-Plax Curved Corner Glass Aquarium Kit, Filter, LED Light, Float Glass for Maximum Viewing 5 Gallon
  • This aquarium has a unique bent glass design that is frameless and seamless in front for unobstructed viewing on all sides including top.
  • Aquarium tank kit includes a 5 gallon bent glass fish tank, cascade internal filter, LED light, mat, and hinge style plastic lid.
  • Made with the highest quality glass for durability and clarity, and utilizes 3 piece construction with seamless rounded front corners.
  • This 5 gallon fish tank measures 11 inches high by 8 3/4 inches wide and 13 ¾ inches long. Aquarium is suitable for a wide variety of fish.
Bestseller No. 6
Uniclife 25 W Submersible Aquarium Heater HT-6025 with Thermometer for 5 Gallon Fish Tank
  • HT-6025 submersible aquarium heater is perfect for 5 gallons small betta fish tank, suitable for both fresh and saltwater.
  • Visible temperature display allows you to accurately maintain the temperature. A red rotary knob on top to adjust temperatures that range from 68°F to 93°F.
  • Water-tight sealing IP68 design. 3 strong suckers tightly fix the heater to the tank vertically or horizontally, the red indicator light on while working.
  • Shatterproof 2 mm extra thick quartz glass prevents electricity leakage, scald-preventing for your pets and your safety. Measures 8.2" x 1" (L x D)
  • An extra stick-on thermometer to detect 64°F - 93°F water temp at any time. Using color indication, temperature that the thermometer reads will change from white to blue color.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Fluval Sea Evo V Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit, Black, 5 gal, 10528A1
  • 5 gallon glass aquarium for saltwater fish
  • Stylish honeycomb design conceals rear aquarium filter compartment and aquarium water line while looking ultra modern
  • Powerful 3 stage filtration with oversized mechanical, chemical, and biological Fluval filter media
  • Multi-functional canopy with easy feed door
  • Sleek, all aluminum waterproof casing; convenient LED aquarium light touch start day & night illumination

Last update on 2020-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Anglefish Bowls

Filtration System

Biological filtration is best for angel fish. The filtration system should be chosen after considering following points:

  • The aquarium filtration system is mostly preferred. Without it, angelfish can’t swim efficiently and are stressed due to water movement which ultimately causes slower growth.
  • Angels Plus Sponge filtration system are perfect for hatchery situations.
  • The Show tanks filtration system ensures good working of undergravel filters.
  • Whole-tank filtration system is best for populated community water tanks.
  • Fluidized bed filtration system is secondary filter that does not clog.
  • V. filtration system is used to lower the levels of dissolved organics and bacterial loads.

Carrying capacity of angelfish is never disturbed by biological filtration, but is affected by dissolved organics and bacterial loads. Frequently change the water to lower dissolved organics and bacterial load levels.

Bestseller No. 1
Tetra Whisper Power Filter 10 Gallons, Quiet 3-Stage aquarium Filtration (26316)
  • Quality and performance driven products for your pet
  • Tested for safety and health
  • Provide a better quality of living for your pet with United Pet Group
  • Age Range Description: all ranges
  • Included Components: Whisper PF10 Aquarium Filter (5-10 Gal)
SaleBestseller No. 2
Tetra Aquarium Filter (AQ-78056),Up to 4-Gallons
  • FOR 4 GALLON aquariumS: This Whisper Internal Power Filter uses small filter cartridges and adjusts easily to high or low water levels.
  • 27 GPH PUMP: The internal 27 GPH pump cycles a 4 gallon aquarium more than 6 times per hour.
  • TWO FILTERS IN ONE: Cartridge floss catches debris and fish waste, while Ultra-Activated carbon removes odors and discoloration.
  • SPACE-SAVING DESIGN: Your aquarium can be flush to the wall with the internal filter designed to clip on your tank wall and be hidden by décor.
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED: This pack contains the hinged lid, tank clip, internal filter and filter cartridge.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Marineland Bio-Wheel Penguin 75 Power Filter, 10-Gallon
  • Bio-Wheel technology delivers a three stage mechanical, chemical, and biological aquarium filtration
  • Certified flow rate of 75 GPH (gallons per hour), perfect for aquariums up to 10 gallons
  • The penguin power filter requires virtually no set-up, making it perfect for any fish lover
  • Convenient penguin rite size "a" cartridge comes ready to use with each filter
SaleBestseller No. 4
boxtech Aquarium Hang On Filter - Power Waterfall Suspension Oxygen Pump - Submersible Hanging Activated Carbon Biochemical Wall Mounted Fish Tank Filtration Water (5-10 Gal)
  • 3 in 1 Multi-function filter: Aquarium filter has the function for filtration,oxygen aeration and clearing oil-film, a variety functions provide by ultra-thin design filter, perfect for your fish tank.
  • Low noise: Filter motor running will not bring noise, will not affect the life and mood.
  • Adjustable flow valve: The water flow is adjustable, dissolved oxygen for creature growing.Suitable water flow, fit for fish bowl and grass cylinder,so it satisfy your various demand.
  • Hanging on filter with filter plate design:can increased filter strage space,also clean up aquarium fish feces, create a clean environment for your lovely fish.
  • Safe material: The fish tank filter made of ABS plastic,strong, quiet and durable
Bestseller No. 5
NO.17 Submersible Aquarium Internal Filter 6W, Adjustable Fish Tank Filter with 132 GPH Water Pump for 1-10 Gallon Fish Tank
  • [6W AQUARIUM FILTER]: This Fish Tank Internal Filter is a system that create a clean and fresh living environment for your lovely fish. 6 watt is perfect for 1-10 gallon large aquariums.
  • [ADJUSTABLE 132 GPH WATER PUMP]: Max Flow Rate: 132 GPH(500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 0.8m.(Length of power cord:1.6M=5.25ft). This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation, and you have a key to adjust the flow rate.
  • [2NOZZLE, 2 MODEL]: In this package, there have 2 nozzle, you could choose 2 nozzle to clean and fresh your aquarium.
  • [MULTIPLE FILTER MEDIA]: The filter with multiple filter media for all filtration purposes. Your lovely fish or turtle will have a clean and fresh environment for living.
  • [WARRANTY]: All products purchased from our company are guaranteed to keep in good repair for 180 days.If quality problems happen in guaranteed period, our company will maintain for free.
SaleBestseller No. 6
PENN PLAX (CIF4) Cascade 170 Submersible Aquarium Filter Cleans Up to 10 Gallon Fish Tank or Terrarium With Physical, Chemical, and Biological Filtration
  • Fully submersible aquarium filter quietly delivers 45 gallons per hour of crystal clear water for your small aquarium or terrarium up to 5 gallons in size. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater environments.
  • Activated carbon cartridge removes harmful chemicals, toxins, odors, discoloration, and other contaminants from your aquarium or tank. Internal sponge optimizes colonization of beneficial aerobic bacteria.
  • Pump head with adjustable and directional water flow. Cascade internal filters provide better filtration; physical, chemical and biological while also aerating water.
  • Spray bar option allows you to distribute water evenly helping aerate your tank. Fish tank filter can be placed horizontally and is easily hidden.
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
SaleBestseller No. 7
Tetra Whisper IQ Power Filter 10 Gallons, 105 GPH, with Stay Clean Technology
  • QUIET aquarium FILTER: The Tetra Whisper IQ Power Filter with Stay Clean technology contains a sound shield for quiet filtration less than 40 dB.
  • SELF PRIMING: Submerged motor starts up with no priming required.
  • STAY CLEAN TECHNOLOGY: By maintaining healthy pH levels, creates easier maintenance for healthier fish.
  • CARTRIDGE REFILLS: Change cartridges monthly; uses medium-sized Tetra Whisper Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges (refills sold separately).
  • Whisper IQ 10 use Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges with Stay Clean Technology (Unassembled) Medium Cartridge

Last update on 2020-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Angelfish Aquarium Plants

The type and quantity of plant are important in setting up a tank and should always be considered for the type of fish you choose.

You should choose and plant them in aquarium in such a way that your fishes can have enough swimming area and  substrate area with  low and medium height plants lined with tall plants at the back.

This planting sequence ensures bottom dwellers  get an open area to move freely. Angelfish body features define the type of plant you will need to plant in your water tank or aquarium.

Vallisneria is a plant for angelfish that is planted in such a way that they can move freely through and about them. Angelfish has narrow bodies to move through plants and stripes to camouflage amongst plants and roots.

Bestseller No. 1
MyLifeUNIT Artificial Seaweed Water Plants for Aquarium, Plastic Fish Tank Plant Decorations 10 PCS (Green)
  • MyLifeUNIT Aquarium Seaweed Plastic Plant, made of eco-free non-toxic pvc material, ceramic base, won't contaminate water, color won't fade
  • Soft won't scratch fishes, plant will swing with the water which looks real, could be planted both in freshwater and seawater
  • Note: Plastic water plants may get squeezed and deformation during packaging, put into 104 - 140 F warm water get restored
  • Main Color: Green. Base Dia.: 2 Inches (5 cm); Height: 12 Inches(30 cm)
  • Package Content: 10 x Aquarium Plastic Seaweed
Bestseller No. 2
Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • Easy live aquarium plant species for any freshwater aquarium. You get 10 grown plant bunches, 1 of each species of ranging from 6 to 12 inches in height with the exception of the Lobelia Cardinalis which is about 3". Plants are grown in the US and subject to US standards for aquatic plants. Each of our plant bunches have several stems. Please note that some plants will take several weeks to transition to its aquatic form as some are grown emersed
  • Perfect for 10+ gallons aquariums. Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Create a natural biological filter in your tank by having plants absorb nitrates from waste
Bestseller No. 3
Marineland Bamboo 3 Feet, Décor For aquariums and Terrariums, Model:47431905481
  • Focused on the healthy living of your aquatic pets
  • Quality designed and tested for highest performance
  • Don't Settle for anything less, use Aquaria Products
SaleBestseller No. 4
CousDUoBe 9 Pack Large Aquarium Plants Artificial Aquatic Plants, simulate Plants and Aquarium Landscape vividly (12inch)
  • This set would fit 20 gallon and up aquarium nicely,bright colors make your aquarium full of vitality.
  • The ceramic base is more stable,using high quality plastic, free from rust and rot, do not affect the PH in the tank.
  • Easy to clean - Artificial plants do not require special maintenance, smooth surfaces are easy to wipe and keep clean (please clean it before using)
  • Each plant has a thick base, which is stable and can prevent plants from floating in the water.
  • Package includes: 9 artificial plants, 7 different styles, about 12.5 inches in height.
Bestseller No. 5
CNZ Aquarium Aquascape Artificial Plastic Plant, 10-inch x 8-inch, Green
  • Product Name: Aquarium Plastic Plant
  • Base Size (Approx.): 10-inch x 3-inch'' (L x W)
  • Total Size (Approx.): 10-inch x 8-inch (L x H)
  • Material: Plastic; Main Color: Green
  • Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Plastic Plant
Bestseller No. 6
CousDUoBe Artificial Aquatic Plants 11 Pcs Small Aquarium Plants Artificial Fish Tank Decorations,Used for Household and Office Aquarium Simulation Plastic Hydroponic Plants
  • Ceramic base is more stable, plastic plant odorless, rust-free, does not affect the water quality in the tank.
  • There are 11 different styles, different colors of plants, the height is about 12 to 16 cm.
  • Easy to clean - The smooth surface is also very easy to wipe and keep clean. Please wash it before using!
  • With the water swaying, the simulation plants create a true underwater world for the fish.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee – in order to give you a better customer experience we promises a full refund to any dissatisfied customers.
SaleBestseller No. 7
COMSUN 10 Pack Artificial Aquarium Plants, Small Size 4 inch Approximate Height Fish Tank Decorations Home Décor Plastic Green
  • MAXIMIZE YOUR IMAGINATION: With artificial plants, your aquascaping options are endless. You can place any type or size of plants anywhere you desire in your aquarium. Your selection is limited only by your imagination
  • FROM DULL TO EXTRAORDINARY: Invigorate aquarium décor with artificial plants, add a bold splash of green color to brighten your aquarium landscape. Our artificial plants instantly transform your tired-looking aquarium into an eye-catching show piece
  • LOW MAINTENANCE: Unlike live plants, artificial plants don’t need specialised lighting, or carbon dioxide. they won't grow too large, or become unattractive. they don't need any pruning, and will stay beautiful season after season
  • STRESS FREE: Since artificial plants do not release oxygen or carbon dioxide into your aquarium water, they do not affect water and related aquarium conditions. Provide your aquarium inhabitants a stress-free environment
  • RISK FREE: Artificial plants aren't harvested from other bodies of water, they won't introduce foreign into your aquarium

Last update on 2020-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Acclimation

When you set up water tank for your angelfish, it provides them with a specific temperature and pH levels, which is different from the water specifications of angelfish at the time packing before they enter in your aquarium.

Hence, the perfect acclimation process needs to be done when your angelfish is ready to arrive in a water tank. Tropical fish are sensitive to minor changes in pH and temperature parameters. Hence, proper acclimation should be done for their successful relocation.

Reef Safe Angelfish

Angelfish in reef aquariums show different and unpredictable behaviors. They tend to be unpredictable within same species too.  Angelfish species that are small, works well in large reef tanks, but larger species such as Emperor Angelfish should be avoided.

Corals, most likely to be picked up by various species of angelfish are known as large-polyped stony corals (LPS) like open brain corals.  Various species of angelfish in reef aquarium are as follows:

  • Dwarf angels are famous for reef aquariums.
  • Potter's angel does not adapt itself to captivity. So, they are not used in reef aquariums.
  • Coral beauty is a hardy fish and frequently known as reef-safe rated as 50-50 for reef aquariums.
  • Golden angel is delicate beauty, very difficult to adapt itself to life in an aquarium.
  • The Brazilian, African flameback angels and cherub angels are good choices for reef aquariums.
  • The flame angel is a puzzle. Some are reef safe while some fishes are reef terrors after years of good behavior.[/su_list

SaleBestseller No. 1
Fluval Sea Evo XII Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium Kit, Black, 13.5 gal, 10531A1
  • 13.5 gallon glass aquarium for saltwater fish
  • Stylish honeycomb design conceals rear aquarium filter compartment and aquarium water line while looking ultra modern
  • Powerful 3 stage filtration with oversized mechanical, chemical, and biological Fluval filter media
  • Multi-functional canopy with easy feed door
  • Sleek, all aluminum waterproof casing; convenient LED aquarium light touch start day & night illumination
Bestseller No. 2
Coralife Fish Tank LED BioCube Aquarium Starter Kits, Size 16, Black (100530106)
  • Sleek modern hood with vibrant LED lighting for freshwater to saltwater environments
  • Integrated 24-hour timer with three independent channels bright white sparkling blue and color enhancing LEDs
  • Automatic 30 minute sunrise/sunset and 60 minute moonrise/moonset functions to replicate natural day cycle
  • Compact and customizable built-in filtration – easy to setup and maintain
  • Quiet submersible pump dual intakes and adjustable return nozzle
Bestseller No. 3
The Marine Reef Aquarium
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Hunt, Phil (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 08/01/2008 (Publication Date) - B.E.S. (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 4
2 Pieces Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder 13.77 Inch Long Acrylic Marine Fish Reef Feeding Tool Accurate Coral Spot Feeder Tube for Reef/Anemones/Coral/Brine Shrimp Most Aquarium Organisms
  • Enough length: the coral feeder comes in 13.77 inch/ 35 cm long, and the inner diameter is 5 mm, outer diameter measures 8 mm, enough length to arrive at deep and hard-to-reach area
  • Quality and fish safe material: made of quality acrylic and rubber material, the sps feeder is safe for fish and corals, easy to clean, not easily get broken as glass and has long service time
  • Simple, safe and clean to feed: with this acrylic coral feeding stick whose soft rubber suction does no harm to coral and fish, you can feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other aquatic animals, which is easy to control and allows you to directly feed your filter feeders and timid fish while preventing your hands from getting wet
  • Versatile coral feeder: applied in marine reef tank to feed coral/ reef/ anemones/ lionfish/ coral/ brine shrimp/ watchman goby and so on, these feed tubes help to eradicate debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium or blow away any algae that may have accumulated on rocks; Also be applied to liquid nutrition added to fresh water plant tank
  • Warm notice: ensure that the coral feed tube is washed and cleaned before each use; Turn off your circulation pumps when feeding your coral or other fish; When applied it in hot water, the temperature of the liquid should not exceed 176℉
SaleBestseller No. 5
AQUATICLIFE RO Buddie Four Stage Reverse Osmosis System with Color Changing Mixed Bed Deionization Cartridge
  • Add-On Drinking Water Kit with 2.8 Gallon Tank available, Amazon item B07371N7PT
  • Sediment, Carbon and DI cartridges are up-front and easy to replace
  • Typical Rejection Rate for filtering out the unnecessary ingredients is approximately 1 : 4.5
  • Included Faucet Adapter makes it easy to connect to standard male hose thread/bib
  • NEW YORK CITY ONLY - Due to high city water sediment, additional pre-filtration required before use.

Last update on 2020-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

GET FRESHWATER AQUARIUM GUIDE WORTH $99 FOR FREE!

[Revised and Updated for July, 2019]
Sign up to our newsletter to enjoy quality aquarium information and techniques in your email. As an added bonus you will also get Freshwater Aquarium Guide worth $99 for Free
AVAIL NOW
Written by Debra Hutchinson, founder of FishXperts