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The Gold Veiltail Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) is a stunning and graceful freshwater fish, admired for its vibrant golden color and flowing fins. Here are the essential details about this beautiful fish:


Average Size: Typically grows to around 6 inches (15 cm) in length.


Lifespan: Can live up to 10 years or more with proper care.



  • Exhibits a vibrant gold coloration with long, flowing veiltail fins that add elegance to its appearance.
  • Has a serene and calm demeanor, making it a focal point in any aquarium.



  • Native to the slow-moving rivers and floodplains of the Amazon Basin in South America.



  • Generally peaceful but can exhibit territorial behavior, especially during breeding.
  • Prefers swimming in the middle and upper levels of the tank.


Tank Size:

  • Requires a tank of at least 30 gallons for a single fish or a pair, with larger tanks recommended for groups.


Care Level:

  • Moderate. Requires stable water conditions and a well-maintained environment.



  • Omnivorous. Enjoys a varied diet including high-quality flakes or pellets, frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp, and occasional live foods.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
  • Hardness: 3-8 dGH



  • Ensure the tank has plenty of vertical space to accommodate their tall fins and swimming behavior.
  • Include plants, driftwood, and rock formations to create a natural and comfortable environment.
  • Regular water changes and good filtration are essential to maintain water quality and prevent disease.


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values or specific care requirements, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Gold Veiltail Angelfish

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