Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue
This Glass Angelfish Statue is handmade and hand-painted work, look like a live animal. The perfect gift for animal lovers. The artist used an open flame torch to melt down glass rods and then delicately shape the molten glass. Once the sculpt is finished, was carefully painted detailing every nook and cranny. 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 Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. The 3 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 transversely, 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. Pterophyllum should not be confused with marine angelfish, perciform fish found on shallow ocean reefs. Angelfish are Cichlids that are good tank mates to other quiet fish. Energetic fish such as Tiger Barbs and Black Skirt Tetras are not good tank mates. Sometimes large Angelfish will become aggressive towards others, this can be genetic aggression or a result of establishing territory to breed. Using a divider is a great way to separate an aggressive Angel or breeding pair. While Angelfish have been known to eat small fish, this can be largely prevented by adding small fish when the Angelfish is very young. It then doesn’t regard these fish as food. It also appears to lessen the bullying of other Angels. When Angelfish reach breeding age, no matter what size the tank is, a pair will set up housekeeping and be very aggressive when protecting their eggs. Glass Angelfish Miniature Art Statue measures: 0.4 inches / 1 cm x 1.5 inches / 4 cm x 2.7 inches / 7 cm.
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