Blue Smokey Leopard Proven Pair EA-A1

Original price was: $250.00.Current price is: $179.00.

Amazing breeding pair!  But they are the Ricky and Lucy in the fish world, fight every time they are gonna spawn!

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Description

This pair is approx 1.5 years old, and has produced thousands of fry in our breeding program over the past 7 months.  We are getting too many pairs, so decided to let this amazing pair go to new waters.   Don’t let their fins fool you.  This pair fights before each spawn.

They both carry a single Pearlscale and a single Bulgarian Green gene.  Spawns can include Blue Smokey, Blue Chocolate, Blue Zebra, Lilac Point, Bulgarian Smokey….with about 25% Pearlscale.

This pair gets into fights just before spawning, which is why the dorsal is messed up in the photo.  But they spawn regularly and each spawn has well over 300 eggs with close to 100% hatch rate!  Seems like once the dorsal starts to heal good the next round begins.

Angelfish Care Guide and Other Information

Scientific NamePterophyllum scalare
TemperamentSemi-Aggressive. Angelfish can make good community fish; however, due to their semi-aggressive nature, they need to be closely monitored...and deal with if they become too aggressive. For this reason we do not recommend angelfish for beginners.
Lifespan10-15 years with proper care.
Adult SizeThe central body will reach a large dollar coin, approx 3-4 inches in diameter, excluding the fins. Depending on the fin type on how big their overall size can become. Also, angelfish will continue to slowly grow and bulk up as they age.
General Hardness8 dGH or 100 TDS. Angelfish do best in soft water, but can easily adapt to hard water. If mineralization is too high eggs may not hatch. When this happens may need to consider alternate methods if wanting to breed.
Tank Size20 Gallon High for the first angelfish; and an additional 10 gallons for each additional angel.
Group SizeAngelfish can be kept in singles or in groups. While juveniles, they do best in groups. But once they mature, they may begin to fight for territory and for their mate. To minimize squabbles, do not house 3 together as the dominant two will pick on and potentially kill the submissive one.
HabitatFreshwater
Dietary NeedsOmnivore. Angelfish extra protein and plant sources for optimum health. Options include:
  • Gourmet Cichlid Flake or Tropical Color Flake
  • Artemia Flake - especially when raising red or deep orange varieties
  • Newly hatched Baby Brine Shrimp Eggs (BBS)
  • Golden Pearls - great alternative to hatching BBS. Our last spawn was raised on these.
  • Sticks - any flavor. My angels enjoy Beefheart Sticks, Bloodworm Sticks, Silkworm Sticks, Spirulina Sticks, Very Veggie Sticks, and much more.
  • Organic Granules
  • Repashy
  • Even fresh veggies and occasional fruits. But be aware, fresh foods can quickly pollute the tank. I like to use fresh foods 1-2 days before doing water changes or maintenance to clean up
BreedingAngels can learn to parent raise their offspring if housed in their own tank 29 gallons or larger; or can pull the eggs and hatch artificially.

Our tank parameters fish are born and raised in

Temperature78-80F
TDS80-100
pH7.4 - 7.6
Nitrates>Less than 20ppm

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