Angelfish keeping is among the most popular within the fishkeeping hobby. Angelfish are one of the first fish that most new fishkepers choose, but all too often the little fish they thought were so cute become adults and want to breed. The once peaceful tank becomes a battlefield and the happy new fishkeeper frustrated.

I created this site to be a resource for everything related to angelfish. I have been keeping and breeding angelfish since 1968. At the time I was an angling fanatic … and I do mean fanatic. I was out fishing every day of the week. But all that needed to change when I became a father and I realised that I would not see my son grow up if I kept up the pace of my angling hobby.

Quite coincidentally at about the same time I saw an advert for tropical fish in a local news shop. I decided to answer the ad and soon found myself in the hallway of a nearby house where the owner had set up a big rack of tanks along the wall. I remember thinking what a long suffering wife he must have to tolerate such an intrusion into the house.

I’d never seen a tropical fish before this encounter and I was absolutely smitten. Like most starters I quickly bought myself a tank and some livebearers and my lifelong love of this hobby began.

I became engrossed in everything to do with tropical fish studying everything I could find and it wasn’t long before my attention turned to breeding. Since most common livebearers don’t take any great skill to breed I started to try my hand at breeding egg laying species.

I’ve bred many species of tetras along the way but very early on I get turned on to Cichlids. I liked the fact that they took care of their young  and seemed to pair for life in many cases.

Not surprisingly, since they were commonly available, the first of the many Cichlids that I tried my hand at breeding were angelfish. Since then I have bred literally thousands of angels and over 40 years later I’m still breeding them.

In the pages and posts of this website I will be sharing the experiences I have gained during my years of keeping and breeding these fantastic species and news of what I’m doing now.

I always welcome your comments and  look forward to chatting with you.

 

Trevor

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My Blue/Gold spawning

by Trevor on August 3, 2012

blue angelfish

I recently bought some new angels to add to my collection. At the Spring BCA convention auction I bought what was described as a breeding pair of gold angels. Click to read more …

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Angelfish – Questions and Answers

February 7, 2009

Over the past few years I’ve been writing down questions that I’ve received on how to breed angel fish. And just recently, I decided to type them out and let everyone see them. I can say now that breeding angelfish isn’t difficult but for many years I struggled. Like most Cichlids, angelfish retain their natural […]

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Angelfish Make Great Pets

February 7, 2009

Fresh water angelfish have been popular fish choices in homes all over the world. The scientific name for angelfish is Pterophyllum scalare and it owes its origin to the Greek word “scalare,” which literally means “like a flight of stairs.” Angelfish are characterized by long fins and originate in the Amazon region of South America, […]

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Angelfish Keeping – Taking Care Of Your Angelfish

February 7, 2009

Angelfish have been popular for a very long time now, and new strains are still being developed all of the time. Wild caught fish are also more generally available now too and amongst them are some which may be new to science. Despite their serene appearance, angelfish can be difficult to keep if you don’t […]

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Angel Fish Care – How To Keep Your Angel Fish In Top Condition

February 7, 2009

Angel fish (Pterophyllum) are possibly the most distinctive of the cichlid varieties. The most common variety is the Pterophyllum scalare that is silver with black stripes. It has the shape of a discus fish but has elaborate dorsal and anal fins and a long pointed tail that gives it a serene and majestic look as […]

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Angel Fish A Great Addition To Any Tropical Fish Tank

February 7, 2009

The Angelfish is one of the most striking and beautiful of all the freshwater tropical fish. They have been a very popular species among fish keepers throughout the world. Angelfish is a fish which is found in slow flowing river waters of America. Their highly compressed cylindrical body distinguishes it from the majority of species […]

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Breeding Angelfish

February 6, 2009

  Breeding angelfish is the goal of anyone that has kept angelfish for any period of time in their community tank. Angelfish come from the  family Cichlidae (or cichlids as we refer to them) and because of this they have a tendency to be aggressive at times. In this short article I will give you […]

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About Us

February 5, 2009

Angelfish Keeping.Com is dedicated to providing quality information on the subject of freshwater Angelfish and in particular, on the care and breeding of Angelfish. Here you will find helpful reviews, informative information and tips and much more. This site is in the format of a ‘weblog’ so that each time I post new information, it […]

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Contact Us

February 5, 2009

If you have any questions regarding the content in this website, about the products that are mentioned, or just any questions at all don’t hesitate to contact me at the following address. I’d also love to hear any feedback on the site if you’ve found it helpful or have some ideas about how I can […]

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