Pterophyllum “Zebra”

3. May 2024

We do not know exactly when and where the zebra scalar was bred. In his monograph on angelfish, completed in 1977 but not printed until 1979, Paepke states that he was unable to find any sources. At this time, there were already several breeding lines of the zebra scalar, whose characteristic breed feature is the presence of an additional vertical stripe in the body pattern. The zebra angels most probably originated in the 1960s in the large scalar breeding facilities in the USA, where several other variants were also bred.

The animals that we have just received from one of our German breeders are – in our opinion – particularly pretty. They have red irises, lots of attractive spots on their bodies and beautifully marked fins.

For our customers: the animals have code 695002 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer