The Freshwater Angelfish is native to South America. Their Natural Habitat includes slow moving water bodies which are densely vegetated & flooded area's. The scientific name of this elegant fish is 'Pterophyllum', there are many naturally occurring species like Pterophyllum Altum, Pterophyllum Leopoldi, Pterophyllum Scalare, Pterophyllum Dumerilii, all these fish are distinguished based on size, patterns & number of scales. All Naturally Occurring species have vertical stripes which works as camouflage as these fish are Ambush Predators. Water condition requirement changes from one species to another, complete understanding of their natural habitat is required before getting these fish home. Some do well only in Blackwater Aquariums with very low pH levels like the Peruvian Altum Angelfish.