The wild forms of the angel (Pterophyllum scalare) are enjoying increasing popularity, particularly the variants with locality information. Surely they are also cultivated; so come (or came, because there are currently hardly any exports from there) e.g. in wild catches from Guyana again and again especially many red spotted specimens. And who would blame the breeders if they preferred to continue breeding with animals that show this characteristic particularly intensively? We have now received about 2 months old offspring of such intensively red spotted animals as German offspring.
We received wonderful wild collected angelfish from the municipality of the city Santa Isabel at the Rio Negro. Like many other fishes from that area – mainly discus and Apistogramma – the angels show a high degree of red coloration on the body. The reason for that phenomenon is unknown to us. The water in the upper reaches of the Rio Negro is very soft and acidic. Like all larger wild fish, these angels have their experience with fin-eating piranhas. However, the angels are very healthy and stable and regenerate their finneage very fast. So after a few weeks nothing of the hurts of the wild will be visible any more.
For our customers: the fish have code 699835 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
In the year 2015 along with an import of stingrays from Belem, Para, Brazil an angelfish was imported that was unknown to us until then.
Already in 2016, in the F1 generation, a few blue mutants with a red iris could be selected.
These blue angels from wild parents formed the basis of the selective breeding we performed; we called the fish „Belem Sky Blue“.
In the second generation were already several very nice fish in respect of coloration, size and finneage development.
The fish exhibit a very strong brood care, both parents take care for eggs and offspring, as is typical for wild strains of angelfish.
Only now the whole potential of blue colours and black pattern becomes visible.
So far the report of our breeder Kurt Jülich. We can offer now this fish for the very first time in good numbers.
For our customers: the fish have code 699893 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text: Kurt Jülich, photos: Jürgen Glaser and Frank Schäfer
We can offer this brandnew sport of the Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare „Bicolor Blue“) for the very first time now. The animals still differ individually in respect of pattern, but especially the front back of all specimens is already blue. The breeder guaranteed us that the parents are full blue bicolor with a real intensive colour.
For our customers: the fish have code 693602 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusivey supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer