Favorite Angelfish Variation?

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I’ll be adding more Angelfish pairs soon, so I was wondering, what are your favorite P. Scalare color/pattern variation(s)?
 

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I know nothing about angels, but i love the ones with red eyes and thick uniformal stripes. The best i seen were a dark khaki green and dull silver. I wish i bought them, cant even find them on google.
 
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I’ve got 5 Angels at the moment. One is a marble of some sort, 2 are a hopeful orange marble pair, and the other two are Koi I just got today. The new pair is already cleaning off areas in the tank! I’m thinking some Blues next, but I’ll be getting more than one new pair.
 

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Philippine blues by chance? I always love these guys with widefins so you can see the patterning better on the fins.
 
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Probably the Philippine's blue or (I'm sure this isn't the real name) the blue marble ones!

How obvious is it that I don't keep angels? Lol
 

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Phillipine blue zebras are my husband's favorite, which is why I am currently setting up a tank for them.

Myself, eh I'm just partial to long flowy fins so the veils, super veils and widefins are pretty to me. I wish angel fish came in red. And I don't mean orange I mean red. Oh and when are we getting glow fish angels? That's a glow fish I might actually buy.
 
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Phillipine blue zebras are my husband's favorite, which is why I am currently setting up a tank for them.

Myself, eh I'm just partial to long flowy fins so the veils, super veils and widefins are pretty to me. I wish angel fish came in red. And I don't mean orange I mean red. Oh and when are we getting glow fish angels? That's a glow fish I might actually buy.
I absolutely despise glo anything. It unnatural and cruel/inhumane.
 

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It's not really inhumane - they don't hurt the fish - it's a gene, not a tattoo or dying.

But it definitely isn't natural.
 

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It's not really inhumane - they don't hurt the fish - it's a gene, not a tattoo or dying.

But it definitely isn't natural.
Some of them are; the ones by the genes are "natural" (as in the dont **** any needles in them) but there are some where they do use needles and such (usually on larger fish because it's easier to do).
 

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Philippine blues are my plan! They’re stunning fish!


This is my male in the new pair.
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WOW I thought your new male was my male koi! Personally, the lesser red kois are my favorite too!

It's not really inhumane - they don't hurt the fish - it's a gene, not a tattoo or dying.

But it definitely isn't natural.
I came across a website that talked about Glo-fish of any type. Albeit some are actually genetically modified for the glo, lots of fish are unfortunately dyed that color. Particularly Deathco fish, like tetras. They simply take a blank canvas like a white skirt tetra, and dye their scales. The lifespan of these fish are typically much lower and it is rather shameful to harm a life just to fulfill some 12 year olds overstocked 5.5 gallon tank.

BUT as for genetically modified angelfish, I would be first in line to buy a glowing super veil as long as they are not harmed!

Being that yours is a male, would you say that mine is a male? I have a common silver angelfish who is a female in my tank, and I would love for them to become pairs so I can possibly get some striped koi one day...
 

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Phillipine blue zebras are my husband's favorite, which is why I am currently setting up a tank for them.

Myself, eh I'm just partial to long flowy fins so the veils, super veils and widefins are pretty to me. I wish angel fish came in red. And I don't mean orange I mean red. Oh and when are we getting glow fish angels? That's a glow fish I might actually buy.
https://www.rfitropicalfish.com/aquarium-shop/angelfish/75-95-solid-red-select-angelfish-quarter-body-sized/
 

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No idea, I dont have any experience with this seller. I just assumed they were natural before you asked
 

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No idea, I dont have any experience with this seller. I just assumed they were natural before you asked
As we mentioned before, we love the color variations but I will never condone some type of inhumane treatment in order to achieve such a color, even as beautiful as this one. Definitely going to start researching this because I think I could handle a breeding pair of these!
 

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As we mentioned before, we love the color variations but I will never condone some type of inhumane treatment in order to achieve such a color, even as beautiful as this one. Definitely going to start researching this because I think I could handle a breeding pair of these!
Not to mention that treated fish would not be possible to breed to the same color. Do let me know what you find
 

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Not to mention that treated fish would not be possible to breed to the same color. Do let me know what you find
It would be heartbreaking if I thought these were genetically red angels, and as they breed, they produce platinum or blushing angelfish. I would hate for them to be exposed to red dye like that.
 
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