Freshwater angelfish – how to keep, care, feed and breed

Angelfishes (lat. Pterophyllum scalare) is a fish kind of Cichlidae family. They are one of the most popular and widespread aquarium fishes. This is a large, gluttonous fish that feeds on fish juveniles and prawns, even though it is rather good-looking and has quite an interesting behavior. It is large with high and flattened from sides body of rather varied coloring – all these made angelfish one of the most spread and popular fishes among aquarists.

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Altum angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)

Altum angelfish (lat. Pterophyllum altum) is one of three kinds of freshwater angelfishes, and this is the largest representative of its kind. Pterophyllum genus is widespread in South America, which has led to confusion when identifying many representatives of this genus in the wild. Nowadays, there are three classified kinds of this fish: Pterophyllum scalare, Pterophyllum altum, and Pterophyllum leopoldi. In this article, we’ll tell you where Pterophyllum altum inhabits, what makes it different from ordinary freshwater angelfish, as well as how to keep it, feed, select tank mates for it, and breed.

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