It is a bit amazing, but the wild varieties of the angel fish appeared in the focus of aquarists only recently, despite the fact that angelfish are among the most popular oramental fish at all. A very pretty variety with many re spots occurs in the Essquibo river in Guyana. We get them as German bred ones. “Technically” speaking, these angels still belong to the species Pterophyllum scalare, but the genus Pterophyllum is in need for a revision. It is very likely that the angel from the Essequibo will become described as a seperate species in such a revision to come.
Text & photo: Frank Schäfer
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