Creating Waves With The Koi Angelfish
The Angelfish has been a staple in the fish keeping hobby for various decades now. Its popularity can be attributed to its beautiful and graceful swimming style, ease of care and availability of different strains. Some of the old-time favorite strains are the marble, black, pearl-scale, half-black, zebra, leopard, lace, albino, veil tail, and gold. Breeders are constantly coming up with new strains to supply and entice hobbyists. The Koi strains have been recently producing waves amongst the new varieties of angelfish. The name 'Koi' is derived from the resemblance of the orange or red spot on the head of a Tancho Koi.
A harder to locate Koi Angelfish strain is the albino. The body color of this strain is all white, has red eyes and an orange spot on the head. Some specimens have orange on their flanks as well. Before you obtain angelfish, you need to locate a suitable location in your home and prepare your aquarium. The aquarium may be decorated with pebbles, live aquatic plants, and driftwood. If you intend to breed angelfish, it is greater to use bare tanks for simpler cleaning.
A 20-gallon tall aquarium can comfortably house 6-8 adult angelfishes. The rule of thumb of fish keepers is that for every gallon of water, you can add 1 inch of fish. if you make a decision to keep far more fish, you need to use an superb filtration system and you have to alter water a lot more typically to maintain the water condition at an optimal level. Poor water condition is typically the cause of most fish complications and illnesses.
Most reputable pet shop owners will not intentionally sell sick fish to their consumers. Once the fish are delivered by a breeder or a wholesaler, they are right away quarantined and observed for any sign of complications. Newly-arrived fish may be treated with anti-bacterial medication specifically if they are grown in earth ponds. When selecting angelfish, observe for any sign of illnesses such as open wounds, fungal infection, white spots, clamped fins, wasting away, and sub-dued color.