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Tapajos “Altum” Angel (Pterophyllum scalare)

$49.99

A rarely seen and distinctive regional variant of freshwater Angelfish, P. scalare from the lower Tapajos river in Brazil is also called by the trade name “Tapajos Altum” or “Santarem Altum” although it is not the true Altum Angel from the Orinoco basin of Colombia and Venezuela. This variant is known for its particularly tall fins and unusual pattern of bars. A beautiful and unique fish, they prefer warm, soft, acidic water and are relatively undemanding in the aquarium.

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Rio Atabapo Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum)

$29.99$49.99

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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Wild Pink Spot Suriname Angel (Pterophyllum scalare)

$39.99

A distinctive wild form of Angelfish found in the rivers and flooded forests of Suriname, the Pink Spot or “Suriname Altum” Angel is a rarity in the hobby. Although they are considered a locality variant of P. scalare, they have a sharply notched nose similar to the true Altum and develop pink/red spots as adults.

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Rio Nanay “Peru Altum” Angel (Pterophyllum scalare)

$17.99$49.99

A distinctive regional variant of freshwater Angelfish, the Rio Nanay Angel is also called by the trade name “Peru Altum” although it is not the true Altum Angel from the Orinoco basin of Colombia and Venezuela. One of the characteristics that distinguishes this naturally occurring form of angel is its reddish or pink spots which become more prominent with age. A beautiful and unique fish, they prefer warm, soft, acidic water and are relatively undemanding in the aquarium.

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Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum)

$34.99$49.99

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 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.