Pterophyllum sp. “Rio Nanay” bred

15. March 2024

Like so many cichlids, angelfish also develop different-looking forms within their large distribution area. Whether these forms are classified as independent species, as subspecies or as color variants is ultimately a matter of taste and a philosophical issue. There are also individual differences within each population; in the case of the angelfish of the Rio Nanay in Peru, these are reddish or yellow spots on the body.  In addition, many animals develop yellow marbling which is often referred to as “honey spots” by enthusiasts of these fish.

Not every angelfish from the Rio Nanay has these spots to the same extent. In some specimens they are barely recognizable, others are literally covered in them. The characteristic has been found to be hereditary, but is only visible in larger animals. We have now received beautiful offspring of such honey-spotted scalars. The pictures show the parents (many thanks to the breeder, who wishes to remain anonymous) and the young that we currently have in stock.

For our customers: the animals have code 699742 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer