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Old 10-09-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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pterophyllum altum vs. a false Peruvian pterophyllum altum

Hello ~ I am interested in setting up a tank in the future specifically for pterophyllum altum. I was hoping to breed them strictly from a hobbyist point of view, and was wondering if you have had any luck with them? I have read what ever I can find on them and it seems they are extremely hard to breed. As I have not set up this tank yet, would you have any specific suggestions for setting an ideal tank for this purpose? I have read about true pterophyllum altum vs. a false Peruvian pterophyllum altum can you shed any light on this issue? I have been involved as a hobbyist with aquariums my whole life, right now I have a 75 gal. with blue acaras. Is it possible a 125/150 gal. would be sufficient for raising and breeding the altum angels? I am hoping you have some knowledge to share on this topic and would very grateful if you do, thank you. ~ TRHaight
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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unfortunately, the dearth of altums in local stores prevents many from keeping or attempting to breed them. there are many on the forum who have kept and bred scalare's. but i don't if a lot have bred altums.
though i'm far more inexperienced than you are, but i'll just harp the common things that come to mind -
start with a group of 6+ specimens and let them pair off.
keep the ph low.
try and provide broad-leaved plants (swords etc) as spawning sites. i don't know if they'll accept slate as a spawning surface.

good luck with the project. IMO, 125+ g's would be fine.
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I'm sure altums have been bred although the occurences are not that frequent. For some reason the scalares have had much more appeal to the hobbyist.

Have you actually found altums? I've seldom even seen them for sale.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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please go through this article - seemed very insightful to me -
http://www.finarama.com/tba/chronicles/fornback.htm
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Hello and thanks for all your replies, I have not found any Altum Angels. I have emailed a few wholesalers but I have not heard from anyone so far. I have not been on this site for awhile but I appreciate your input.
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