The Altum angel (Pterophyllum altum) is extremely demanding during the rearing period. If the breeder makes even a minor mistake in respect of water quality or the food this results at once in a life-long deformation of the fish. These gnarled ventral fins, crooked anal fins or defects of the operculum are not heritable; so it is possible to get good offspring from these deformed animals. But they nevertheless do not look good.
Now we are in the happy position that we can offer even two different strain of top quality bred Altums; both breeders offer real perfect fish that look as good a s wild collected ones but lack the notorious sensibility of the latter. The brood we call „Orinoco“ differ from the regular ones by the extremly long filaments especially from the dorsal fin, otherwise both strains have no remarkable differences.
For our customers: the fish have code 698303 (Orinoco) and 698402 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer