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Comparisons of three Pterophyllum profiles. Marrabbio2/GNU

Family: Cichlidae

Species in Genus Pterophyllum:

Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Text credit: MES

The freshwater angelfishes are among the most popular species kept by home aquarists. Three species are currently recognized:

Additionally, there are many color forms of P. scalare and also hybrids resulting from crosses of P. scalare with other species. Hobbyists are urged to avoid keeping different Pterophyllum species together to prevent the proliferation of undesirable hybrids.

For additional husbandry advice, see: We're No Angels, by Mary E. Sweeney.