Altum Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)
The Altum Angelfish, hailed as one of the pinnacles of the freshwater aquarium hobby, originates from the deep, slow-moving waters of the Orinoco River basin in South America. Renowned for its elegant striped patterning and tall body profile, this species presents a majestic addition to any spacious tank setup.
Our Altum Angelfish have been quarantined for over 2 months and have shown exceptional stability with tap water conditions. They proudly display their original fins and tail, boasting an excellent and complete body shape, ready for any aquarium setup.
- Distinguished by a striped pattern and tall body
- Peaceful demeanor but can show territorial behavior amongst its kind
- Ideal for larger tank setups
How to Keep:
While Altum Angelfish are naturally found in soft, slightly acidic waters, our specific stock has adapted to a broader range of water conditions, making them suitable for various setups. A tall tank is recommended due to their high body structure. These fish thrive in dimly lit tanks with dense vegetation and driftwood. A combination of flake, pellet, and live foods makes up their preferred diet. It's worth noting their territorial behavior, especially during the breeding season.
- Scientific Name: Pterophyllum altum
- Temperature: 24 - 30 °C
- pH Level: 6.0 - 8.0
- TDS: 50-300 ppm
- GH: 3-15
- KH: 2-8
- Lifespan: 8-10 years
- Size: Up to 18 cm (7 inches) in height
- Diet: Omnivore
- Behavior: Generally peaceful, with territorial tendencies
- Breeding: Egg layer; moderate difficulty
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