by Amir Pedram November. 28, 2008 3027 views

Pterophyllum is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as “Angelfish”. All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon River basin in tropical South America. The three species of Pterophyllum are unusually shaped for cichlids being greatly laterally compressed, with round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. This body shape allows them to hide among roots and plants, often on a vertical surface. Naturally occurring angelfish are frequently striped longitudinally, colouration which provides additional camouflage. Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. All Pterophyllum species form monogamous pairs. Eggs are generally laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf. As is the case for other cichlids, brood care is highly developed.

BY : Amir Reza Pedram

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Agnes 11 years, 10 months ago

nice fish ;)

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Joy 11 years, 10 months ago

Wow. Great shot!

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Pegah & Gelareh 11 years, 11 months ago

عکس خیلی قشنگ و جالبی شده!!

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Cathrine Stewart 11 years, 11 months ago

Nice shot.

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Mandylouwho 11 years, 12 months ago

Great capture!

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Monika, But Call Me Fiona 11 years, 12 months ago

so nice fish ;P

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