Pterophyllum wild “leopoldi Peru spotted”

26. September 2014

We received two species of wonderful, large, wild collected angels from Peru. One of them is traditionally called “Pterophyllum leopoldi” in the hobby. It has a reddish back and a number of red spots on the flanks. The name, however, bases on a mis-identification. The “real” P. leopoldi originates from Brazil and is in truth what is called P. dumerilii in the hobby, whereas the “real” P. dumerilii from Brazil is regarded as a synonym of P. scalare currently.

Despite the confusion regarding the scientific name: the fish from Peru are breathtaking beautiful! Sadly we can import them only seldom and in small numbers. Although our fresh imports are still a bit shy they already show what they are made of.

For our customers: the fish have code 699306 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 12-15