Altum Angel Wild 8cm

  • Embrace the allure of the Altum Angel Wild, a rare and majestic fish species with its enchanting beauty and elongated body.
  • Create a tranquil community with these peaceful omnivores, appreciating their serene presence amidst tall plants and driftwood in your tank.
  • With an impressive size of 10 to 12 inches and potential lifespan of 10 to 15 years, the Altum Angel Wild will be a prized and captivating centerpiece of your aquatic world.
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Introduction: Embark on a captivating journey with the Altum Angel Wild, a majestic and rare fish species cherished for its ethereal beauty and elegance. Immerse yourself in the allure of these wild Altum Angels as they grace your aquarium with their extraordinary presence.

Scientific Name: The Altum Angel Wild is scientifically known as Pterophyllum altum.

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: Maintain a warm and tropical environment with temperatures ranging from 79°F to 86°F (26°C to 30°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0, to support their well-being.
  • GH Level: Aim for a General Hardness (GH) of 3 to 8 dGH for their optimal health.
  • KH Level: Ensure a Carbonate Hardness (KH) level of 1 to 3 dKH to maintain water stability.

Feeding: Altum Angel Wilds are omnivorous and have a varied diet. Offer them high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Altum Angel Wilds are generally peaceful and can coexist harmoniously with other non-aggressive community fish like tetras and rasboras.
  • Avoid Aggressive Species: To preserve their delicate nature, avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping fish.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a soft substrate like sand to mimic their natural habitat and prevent injury to their sensitive barbels. Decorate the tank with driftwood, rocks, and tall plants to offer hiding spots and create a serene environment.

Suitable Plants: Choose tall and broad-leaved plants like Amazon Swords and Vallisneria to offer shelter and complement their elegant appearance.

Sexing: Sexing adult Altum Angel Wilds can be challenging and is not easily distinguishable based on external characteristics.

Breeding: Breeding Altum Angel Wilds is rare and challenging in captivity due to their specialized requirements and behaviors.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Altum Angel Wilds can grow up to an impressive size of about 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm). With proper care, they can live up to 10 to 15 years, providing you with enduring beauty in your aquarium.

General Information: Altum Angel Wilds are closely related to the more common and smaller Pterophyllum scalare but are distinguished by their larger size and elongated bodies.

A Fun Fact: Did you know that Altum Angel Wilds are native to the Amazon River basin, where they inhabit the deeper and more tranquil parts of the river? Their unique habitat and breathtaking appearance make them a treasure for passionate aquarists seeking an extraordinary addition to their aquatic haven!

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