Pterophyllum altum

6. July 2007

The new season began, Pterophyllum altum (Orinoco) is available again. Deep Angels can reach 20cm length and up to 35cm in height. This has to be considered with the tank purchase, it should have a height of at least 70cm. A decoration with large bogwood, provides structure and retreat possibilities for them. Since they are sensitive in relation to bad water quality and stress, they are not really suitable for community tanks. In no case they should be associated with too lively fish. For their maintenance middlehard water with a neutral pH is sufficient, for breeding attempts it should content nearly no minerals and pH values in the range of 5. Only a few hobbyists were able to breed them and it is remarkable that even at parents of a F2 generation a spawning season of a few months (in spring) is clearly present.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Kolumbien, Venezuela, Orinoco
Name Pterophyllum altum