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The Marble Veiltail Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) is a captivating and elegant freshwater fish known for its striking marble pattern and long, flowing fins. Here's everything you need to know 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.



  • Features a unique marble pattern with a mix of black, white, and silver colors.
  • Has elongated, veiltail fins that flow gracefully as it swims.
  • Exhibits a calm and serene presence, adding elegance to any aquarium setup.



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



  • Generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding.
  • Prefers to swim 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. Feeds on 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



  • Provide plenty of vertical space in the tank 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."

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