Angelfish - angel fish
This is what Americans called the scalar. They are loved the same way as other pets - cats, dogs, parrots ... How bitter to lose their little pets, the heart is compressed from pain! To prevent this from happening and the fish live long, delighting you at any hour and minute, you need to know the features of caring for them.
An aquarium for scalars needs a tall and spacious one. For one or two couples, the glass house should be at least 60 liters in volume. Provide fish with water from +25 to 27 degrees. And be sure to indulge in live food, which you try to constantly diversify. If you do not want to observe these important three conditions, then you are not worried about the health and life of these wonderful fish. You can not pay close attention to the hardness of water. But aeration of water is a prerequisite for the life of scalars! Once a week, change a quarter of the water in the aquarium to clean and fresh. It is advisable that you take care of the filter.
If you notice a bloated abdomen in the scalar, this means that the fish is overfed. This most often happens with young scalars. Therefore, the appetite of fish needs to be moderate.
How to choose a pair, male and female?
In scalars, mild sexual characteristics are not easy to do. A wide and steep forehead will betray the male. But it’s better not to guess, but to wait for a couple of fish to separate from the others. These fish will lay eggs on the leaves of plants. To do this, it’s good to have echinodorus or cryptocoryne in the aquarium. If there are no plants, then you have to lay eggs on driftwood, aquarium glass or a filter sponge. It is interesting to observe phytophiles, as they also call a scalar, at this time. A couple finds a suitable leaf and, protecting the future clutch, drive away other fish from the place. They are kept apart from the pack. By this isolation, a pair is determined.