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The Platinum Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) is a stunning and elegant freshwater fish that makes a beautiful addition to any aquarium. Here is some detailed information about them:


Average Size: Typically grows to around 6 inches (15 cm) in length and 8 inches (20 cm) in height.


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



  • Known for their striking platinum white coloration, giving them a sleek and shiny appearance.

  • Distinctive long, flowing fins and a graceful swimming style.

  • Possesses a laterally compressed body that enhances their elegant look.



  • Native to the freshwater rivers and streams of the Amazon Basin in South America.



  • Generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding.

  • Best kept in groups of 5 or more to distribute aggression and create a natural social hierarchy.

  • Can be kept with other peaceful, similarly-sized fish.


Tank Size:

  • Requires a moderately-sized aquarium. A tank of at least 30 gallons is recommended, with taller tanks preferred to accommodate their height.


Care Level:

  • Easy to Moderate. They require stable water conditions and a well-maintained tank.

  • Suitable for community tanks with compatible tankmates.



  • Omnivorous. They thrive on a varied diet of high-quality flake foods, pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

  • May also enjoy occasional vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or zucchini.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
  • Hardness: 3-8 dGH



  • Provide plenty of hiding spots with live or artificial plants and driftwood.
  • Regular water changes and good filtration are essential to maintain water quality.


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."

Platinum Angelfish

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