What is a Peruvian Altum Angelfish?

The Peruvian Altum Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare “Peruvian Altum”) is an uncommon variant of the classic angelfish. It has an extra tall body for its species and for a time was misidentified by some as the uncommon true Altum Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum), which is often wild-caught and much less durable than P.

How big do Altum angelfish get?

How big is an altum angelfish? Altums can grow as tall as 9-13 in (20-33 cm) and up to 7 in (18 cm) in length. They are one of the largest species of common angelfish. Males tend to be a little bit bigger than females, but it can be tricky to tell them apart.

What is a koi angelfish?

The Koi Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), is an incredible variant that naturally displays black, white, and gold-orange coloration. This shoaling cichlid is relatively peaceful compared to other members of the cichlid family. It also has a very thin, tall body unlike most other cichlids.

What is a Pinoy angelfish?

The Blue Pinoy Zebra Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), also known as the Philippine Blue Pinoy or Cobalt Angelfish, is a very in-demand color variant of the classic angelfish. The Blue Pinoy Zebra Angelfish will thrive in a heavily planted aquarium with driftwood and/or rock formations and gentle water flow.

What is the difference between Altum and Scalare angelfish?

The name Pterophyllum means “fin-leaf” and refers to the finnage; scalare means “ladder-like” and refers to the pattern of vertical dark stripes seen in the wild forms; altum means “deep” and refers to the top-to-bottom size of the fish; and leopoldi means “of Leopold”, to honour the King of Belgium.

Are Altum Angels aggressive?

Paradoxically, altum angelfish are peaceful but predatory. They should not share an aquarium with anything small enough to fit into their mouth, including aquarium staples like guppies and neon tetras.

Do angelfish recognize their owners?

Yes, angelfish do recognize their owners and can remember a human face for months or years. Not only that, but angelfish also develop a bond with their people.

How do you breed Altum Angels?

Very acidic, soft water is required to breed Altums. Growing up a group of 6 young Altum generally has a good change of finding a breeding pair. Once the pair have bonded, spawning may begin. If you find that the spawns are being eaten by the parents, you may have to artifically raise the fry in a small tank.

Can angelfish recognize its owner?

Can angelfish live with koi?

Yes, but they shouldn’t be together in the first place! Koi need cooler water while angelfish need warmer water. Plus, koi can reach 2 feet or more in length and will require a pond to survive while angels don’t need nearly that much space.

What kind of fish is an altum Angel?

Altum Angels are a lot less common in the trade than their well known (arguably the best known tropical fish) relatives Pterophyllum Scalare, the common Angelfish. However, they are still available from some of the better tropical fish suppliers.

How are altum Angels imported into the USA?

Our Altum Angels are imported directly and conditioned carefully in soft water systems before being shipped, allowing us to offer only robust, healthy, well-acclimated fish to our customers. Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, certain sizes are not eligible for our flat rate shipping.

What kind of substrate do altum angels need?

Provide a soft substrate (either sand or a fine gravel) as Altums may dig. Make sure there isn’t a great amount of water flow in the aquarium as Altum Angels specifically enjoy very slow flowing rivers. pH: 4.8-6.2. It will not usually do well at all in less acidic conditions.

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