These fish are noteworthy for their significant body height, with very long dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins. Their large fins and beautiful, angel-like way of swimming give them their name. They inhabit areas of water that have almost no currents and feed on crustaceans, small fish, and insects.
- Scientific Name
- Pterophyllum scalare
- Order: Perciformes, Family: Cichlidae
- Amazon basin