Blue Pinoy Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)


An aquarium hobby classic, the common Angel (Pterophyllum scalare) has been selectively bred into many different color forms and variants over the years. The Blue Pinoy Angelfish is a somewhat recently developed strain known for its deep blue coloration and high contrast black markings. As a vertically-oriented species, they do best in a large, tall, planted aquarium with plenty of cover. Although peaceful when young, they can be moderately aggressive towards one another as adults but generally do well in a large enough group, usually 5 or more. Most other non-cichlid tankmates will be left alone but they will hunt and eat very small fish or invertebrates. Angels are somewhat sensitive to water quality so care should be taken to avoid large fluctuations in water conditions and partial water changes should be performed regularly.



Blue Pinoy Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Origin: Aquacultured U.S.
Diet: Invertebrates, insects, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be aggressive toward conspecifics and may eat small fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.0
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm