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Pterophyllum cf. scalare "Peru Altum"

Postby why_spyderette » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:46 am

Does anyone have these? I have 5 of them coming in at the end of this month. If you do, do you have any pics?
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150 gal.
2 Platinum marble angels
1 Halfblack X Philippine blue angels
6 Blue Blushing Halfblack angels
2 Smokey angels
2 clown plecos
10 gal.
2 Apistogramma Cacatuoides (Triple Red Pair)
2 Dark Clown angels (Pair)
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Postby unclerandy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:42 am

Is that an Altum Angel?
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Postby why_spyderette » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:42 am

They call it the Peru Altum. It is a Scalare that looks like the Altum. It is just smaller.

By the way these are Wilds.
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150 gal.
2 Platinum marble angels
1 Halfblack X Philippine blue angels
6 Blue Blushing Halfblack angels
2 Smokey angels
2 clown plecos
10 gal.
2 Apistogramma Cacatuoides (Triple Red Pair)
2 Dark Clown angels (Pair)
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:34 pm

Much prettier than normal altums I think, but not as tall or as graceful looking as true altums. They were very common a couple of years ago around here, but haven't seen any lately.
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Postby Ronny_M » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:44 am

I think the fins on these look better than altums but the colour and shape, I'd say goes to them...

Here's some snaps of my old ones (moved them on due to relocating :()
(the fin rays on mine are abnormal, they don't normally split like this...)

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Postby spxsk » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:56 am

Here are a few photos of mine. Mine are Wilds as well.
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90G
2 Rotkeil Severum Wild Breeding Pair


270 G
Paratheraps Hartwegi
Cichlasoma Bocourti
Vieja Synspilum
L240 Leporacanthicus Galaxias
1 Chocolate Cichlid
1L-91 Pleco
Several Ancistrus
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Re: Pterophyllum cf. scalare "Peru Altum"

Postby noki » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:45 pm

Saw some juvenile "Peruvian Altum" today. Are they considered an undescribed species? Are these fish really "wild caught" or can they breed them? Are they easier to keep like typical Scarlare?

They are stunning fish. Almost bluish with distinct fins. The best looking young angels I've seen, or at least since I was a very young. Maybe because they are not so inbred.
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Re: Pterophyllum cf. scalare "Peru Altum"

Postby Mr Chromedome » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:31 pm

Peruvian altums are still considered a population of scalare, no cf. needed to my knowledge. Some folks would love to think that they are an undescribed species, but there is no evidence of this.
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Re: Pterophyllum cf. scalare "Peru Altum"

Postby viejo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:42 pm

In my experience they are relatively hardy for wild caught pterophyllum & not too difficult to breed. It's kinda cool to see angelfish actually showing some aggression when tending their spawn.
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Re: Pterophyllum cf. scalare "Peru Altum"

Postby alice » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:53 am

wow... what a nice fish... i love it...which specie is this?
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