Rio Atabapo Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum)

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The most sought after of all the freshwater angels, the Altum or High Back Angel comes from the acidic blackwater reaches of the Orinoco River and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. These beautiful but delicate fish require warm, soft water and excellent water quality to thrive. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, the Altum Angel is an unmistakable show fish ideal for a large display aquarium. Our Altum Angels are imported directly and conditioned carefully in soft water systems before being shipped, allowing us to offer only robust, healthy, well-acclimated fish to our customers. The Rio Atabapo Altum is known for its more vivid coloration, larger adult size, and more distinctive tall body shape than those collected in the Orinoco or Inirida.

 

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Description

Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Atabapo
Diet: Invertebrates, insects, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be aggressive toward conspecifics and may eat small fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.0
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.