Pterophyllum “Platinum”

4. April 2024

White animals exert a special attraction on many people. In myths and fairy tales, it is often white individuals of a wild animal species that have magical properties. This explains why white rabbits, white pigeons, white mice etc. also have a special status among pets, and ornamental fish are no exception.

The loss of color is often linked to a gene that leads to complete albinism. As a result, these animals have red, somewhat light-sensitive eyes. Many people find red eyes disturbing. The Pterophyllum “Platinum” is a snow-white breeding form of the common aquarium angel fish, which is usually referred to as Pterophyllum scalare. However, as it is highly likely that several species were involved in its development, it does not make much sense to use a scientific species name. 

Platinum angels are a relatively young breeding form that we first received from Sri Lanka in 2006. They are now available from almost all large ornamental fish breeders. In terms of expected final size, temperature, food, general care requirements etc., they do not differ from the usual aquarium angel.

For our customers: the animals have code 691172 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer