Scientifically known as Pterophyllum scalare, the Gold Marble Angel was one of the first species to be kept in captivity. The Gold Marble Angel is black, white, and gold, flaunting a unique diamond-shaped body with triangular dorsal and anal fins. As common aquarium fish, cross-breedings have led to many varieties including Gold, Marble, and Black.
This species has a lifespan of about 12 years and is easy to care for. Though Gold Marble Angelfish are generally peaceful and active, they can get quite territorial and aggressive, particularly when breeding. In addition, as they get older, these fish tend to form territories, so you should not add them to existing groups.
You should house the Gold Marble Angels in well-planted aquariums that are 30 gallons or larger in order to provide enough space for them to swim. The Gold Marble Angel can live in a wide range of water conditions, though water temperatures between 78° and 84° F with a pH between 6.8 and 7.8 are best.
Their easy care level and beautiful color schemes make the Gold Marble Angel a great choice for aquariums.
As they to eat smaller fish in aquariums, the Gold Marble Angel live in community aquariums with other medium-sized fish. These recommended tankmates include corydoras, gouramis, and larger tetras and rasboras.
Feeds and Feeding
Gold Marble Angelfish are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of foods including both meaty foods and vegetables. In captivity, be sure to feed these fish quality flake food along with a combination of live and frozen foods.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big does a Gold Marble Angelfish get?
Depending on their water conditions and tank sizes, Gold Marble Angelfish can grow from 6 up to 10 inches. To reduce their stress and promote healthy growth, it is best if you raise the Gold Marble Angel in larger aquariums. In smaller and more crowded aquariums, these fish can grow up to 6 inches, while larger tanks with ideal aquarium conditions may help them grow up to 10 inches.
How many Gold Marble Angelfish should I keep together?
Although you will be able to find many varieties of Angelfish, it is best to maintain a single species tank. Be sure to keep them in groups of 5 or 6 as long as they belong to the same variety. Otherwise, they may become too aggressive and competitive with each other.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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