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Scientific Name: Pterophyllum altum
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Geo. Origin: Upper Rio ***** and upper Rio Orinoco in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil
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Habitat: Slow moving rivers, root tangles
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Diet: Omnivore
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Gender Differences: Monomorphic
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Breeding: Substrate Spawner
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 7.5"
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Temperature: 82°F
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pH: < 7
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Water Hardness: Soft
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This striking fish can grow a foot in height and therefore demands a tall aquarium. Many fish pictured on the internet labeled as altum are actually scalare. Once you see true altums in person, there is no mistaking them. Stripes that are a bit more brown than black and reddish highlights throughout the fish are true indicators. They are also much taller profiles than scalare. Water conditions are critical for this fish to thrive. It has only rarely been bred in the aquarium.
 
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