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Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) Pre-order

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Our Guide To Keeping Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare (var. Guyana Red Dragon)
    • Common name: Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: Selectively bred variety, originally from the Amazon Basin in South America
    • Adult length: 15 cm
    • Lifespan: 10 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish prefer a tall tank with a minimum size of 100L for a pair. They thrive in aquariums that provide vertical space for swimming.
    • Provide plenty of plants, driftwood, and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat. Suitable plants include Amazon Sword, Java Fern, and Vallisneria.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
    • Keep the water temperature between 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A moderate to low water flow is ideal for these angelfish, as they prefer calm waters. Choose a filter that provides gentle filtration.
  5. Diet:

    • Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Provide a balanced diet with high-quality flake or pellet food as the base.
    • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and mosquito larvae to enhance their nutrition.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding. Keep them with other peaceful fish that are not small enough to be seen as prey.
    • Compatible tank mates include larger tetras, gouramis, and peaceful catfish species.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Guyana Red Dragon Angelfish are social fish that should be kept in groups or pairs to promote natural behaviors and reduce stress.
    • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or very small fish that may be harassed or eaten.

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