Åpex Premium Freshwater Angelfish, Pterophyllum Scalare.... ( Read More )
The Manacapuru angel, also known as Red Shoulder angelfish, is a wild strain which originate from the Rio Manacapuru in Brazil. When young, the fish appears silver but starts to develop its signature red-shoulder coloration which makes this particular variety a sought after color in the Angelfish family.
We're happy to introduce our original tank-bred Åpex Manacapuru Angel which allows us to enjoy this stunning fish without the health risks associated with wild caught animals.
For the best conditions, avoid disturbing the Manacapuru Angel's environment once the fish are acclimated and settled (such as changing decorations or performing intense water changes frequently) to avoid stress which causes the red pigments and markings to fade.
The elegant and graceful Angelfish (P. Scalare) is a popular tropical fish that is easy to keep given that enough space and quality water conditions are provided, making this beautiful and relaxing fish a staple choice for community tanks and large planted aquascapes. Angelfish also belong to the Cichlidae family and a distant relative of our beloved Discus fish and butterfly cichlids, sharing similar environmental and behavioral traits.
Our unique Åpex Angels are disease free strains that were raised in a sterilized environment using unmatched handling methods to provide risk-free stocks, producing healthy Angels that are safe for our Discus and companion species.
If your aquarium contains existing fish or plants from other sources, please take your own quarantine measures to protect our fish before introduction (click here to read our Compatibility article).
- Scientific Name:
- Pterophyllum Scalare
- Maximum Size:
- 5-6 inches
- 24 °C to 30 °C
- pH Range:
- 5.5 to 7.0 (Ideal: 6.5)
- South America
- Stendker Discus:
- Dwarf Shrimps:
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements. Delivery to Distant areas (Out of city and over 30 km radius) requires to be inquired by contacting our customer service before the order is placed.
For our Delivery Schedule: (click here).
For our complete terms of service, (click here).
All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.