Many varieties of selectively bred angelfish (Pterophyllum) are available, which have variations in the nine basic colors. One of the different types of angelfish is the Albino Pearlscale Angelfish. As seen in the fish pictures below, if Pterophyllum Altum Angelfish identified by its brown vertical stripes over a silver body. The Albino Angel is a strain of angelfish that is white to silver in color with yellow/orange coloration across the head and has red eyes.
Albino Angelfish is a very easy to maintain aquarium fish. It can be found in every aquarium pet shop and prefers a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming.
It is best, when trying to breed the Freshwater Angelfish, to house a number of angels in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, a flat surface needs to be provided where the eggs can be laid. A piece of slate, a large plant leaf, or even a flowerpot should be positioned at an angle of about 30 degrees in an area of moderate water flow. The Albino Angelfish female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. After approximately three days, the eggs will hatch and the fry will emerge. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.
Albino Pearlscale Angelfish needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. The genetic variations in the scales and fins have given rise to the Pearscale and Veiltail varieties. Bring home these delightful fishes and watch these 'angels in water' add grace and elegance to your aquarium.
The world of Arowana can seem complicated and confusing to people who are new to it. I would suggest starting in my post before to get a feel for Asian Arowana Fish types and varieties. Then check out the information section to find out about arowana history, how to value one, how they are bred and much much more.
The Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) is a freshwater fish indigenous to Southeast Asia where it inhabits slow moving waters, rivers and streams. Entirely carnivorous it has become an icon of cultural significance for its grace, longevity, incredible colour and stature and has earned the name Dragon Fish referencing the Chinese Dragon.
Currently an endangered species, it is bred under license and close monitoring by the Asian agricultural authorities, and each fish exported outside of Asia is micro-chipped, certified and licensed for transport such as asian arowana fish pictures below, The Banjar Red.
The Banjar Red originates from Banjarmasin on the southern tip of Indonesia. It is known as the Banjar Red, Red Grade 2, Red Grade 1.5 or Yellow Tail Green. However, it is not Red. Although it develops pinky colour as a young fish, by the time the Banjar Red Arowanas has matured it is a Yellow Tail Green Arowana, showing very similar colourations to the green but with striking yellow fins. It has no real connection with Feng Sui and is prised mostly for having the characteristics of an Asian Arowana while having a comparably lower price.
Asian Arowanas are found in South East Asia region. They can grow up to 36" in wild but usuall grow only to 24" in captivity. It is an endangered species and hence illegal to import or even own one in some countries. Fortunately captive breed F2 Asian Arowanas are now available and importation of captive breed arowanas is now permitted in some countries.
The High Back Red Tail Golden is a premium grade of Red Tail Golden Arowana that is likely to have colour reach the 5th or possibly 6th line of scale. It's origins are the same as the RTG - types of Asian Arowana - selective breeding of the highest quality RTG´s has made this fish available.
The High Back Red Tail Golden Arowanas found in Pekanbaru of Indonesia. The scales are copper-gold in color with some purplish shine. The back of the fish are dark in color, ranging grey, brown to black. The tail color have 1/3 to 2/3 divisions, the top 1/3 are dark in color and the bottom 2/3 have purplish-red to brownish-red color. The dorsal fin and the anac(near the anus) fin color follow the 1/3 and 2/3 of the tail color respectively.
Crossback Golden Arowanas originates in Malaysia. They have a rich golden appearance often contrasted against strong base colouring. Known as the Crossback due to the golden colour crossing over the 6th level of scales (the very top of the back) creating a full bodied and complete coverage of colour. They develop colour very early on, often having very distinct scale colour by 8-10inches. These are a stunning and majestic variety for any Arowana keeper.
The Crossback Golden Arowana sometime also called as Malayan Bonytongue. It has golden scales to the fourth column and pinkish abdomen when young. When the fish grow up, the golden scales willl escalate to the fifth column(hence cross-back) and the pink abodomen disappear. The scales may have different basecolor such as gold, silver or blue. Blue being the rarest. The scales can also divided into thin or thick golden frame. Thin frame scales bluebase crossback gold are one of the most demanded arowana and hence often the most expensive.
Red Arowanas is found in Kalimantan and Sumatra of Indonesia. They can be divided into 1st grade red and 2nd grade red. 1st grade red can have different intensity of color ranging from yellow to orange to red to blood-red and chilli-red. The higher intensity red is more desirable and often demand very high price. It is often difficult to distinguish the 1st grade from the 2nd grade red Arowanas when the fish is young.
The young 1st grade red's tail and the anal fin have intense red color and their scales are shiny gold in color with some green at the base. Young 2nd grade red has orange fins and the scales color are no obvious and often whitish silver. When the fish grows, in 1st grade red, the color of the fins remains red, their scales and the gill cover will develop its color. The type of color it will developed depends on which type of the 1st grade of red you have. On the other hand, the adult 2nd grade red will only have pinkish or orange colored fins, thier scales and gill color will only developed pink or orange color.
The Indonesian Green Arowana displays a pearlescence of light green through the skin. It has little variety in colour and for this reason is the lowest value Asian Arowana It has the unique personality and genetic characteristics of the Red and Golden Asian Arowana. However, it is not considered to have the same connection with Feng Sui or wealth.
The Green Asian Arowanas also found in Malaysia and Thailand. The scales are not bright and often tranlucent with some grey or green color. The color is even throughtout the body(ie no dark-top). The tail can be grey, purplish-grey or green in color. This fish is generally shorter then its Asian relatives.This is the most affordable asian arowana.
The examples of arowanas given above are only some of the more well known arowanas. With crossbreeding, many new strains of arowanas are developed - eg. Blue Base Golden Crossback Arowanas.
The Bluebase variety has been specially bred and selected to have a striking Blue Base Colour contrasting against rich golden scales. Known as the Crossback due to the golden colour crossing over the 6th level of scales (the very top of the back) creating a full bodied and complete coverage of colour. These are a stunning and majestic variety for any Arowana keeper.
Nevertheless, the development of new strains of Asian Arowanas are still in early stages and therefore the fish are not readily available yet. Maybe the will be in future - Asian Arowana Fish Pictures by www.arowana.co.uk - sold separately in shop!
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