Wild type scalare angels

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  1. Dacious

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    I was thinking of maybe getting four as I have some angels already. My tank is also 18" tall which should be fine unless they are truly massive fish. What angels are at the wembley store? Are they altums, scalare?
     
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    Hi Dan,

    Let us know how they turn out! I'm intrigued to know what they look like. Where abouts is this guy?

    Thanks
     
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    They look just like this but the faint bar between the dark bars aren't really showing as much. Think they would once relaxed in good water though.
    They seem to be doing well, healthy and no ammonia burns.
     
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    Wow that is impressive! If I have time I will try and make my way there. Are they for sale or in a display tank?
     
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    Yeah they're up for sale, around £25 I think.
    Really are nice, some have a really prominent hump between the 'beak' of the mouth and bottom of the caudal fin.
    Seem to be doing well in with the discus.
     
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    The bump in the nose is shown by a number of wild angel forms. The only ones that never seem to show it are P.dumerelli/leopoldii and domestic hybrid angels. My wild 'Peruvian Altums' (P.scalare) have a similar bump.

    I believe one of the main distinctions of true altums is a very high height to length ratio, much longer fins and browner rather than darker bars (though I'm sure I remember reading that some other forms of other or undescribed species have browner bars too).

    Whatever they are wild angels are the best and I really want to try and get mine breeding this year, just need to free up some tank space!
     
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    Thanks Ed that's really helpful info there. Do you have any pics of your angels to post up by any chance?? I've ordered some Peruvian Altums so it would be nice to have something to compare them to when I go to buy them to make sure it is what I am tols it is!

    Cheers
     
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    Mine are at school I'm afraid so it'll be a couple of weeks before I'm back there! Will take some pictures then. They look like the photo EO1 on the Finarama link, except the angle between snout and body isn't as severe.
     
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    That's cool Ed. Where do you have the fish? In a school?
     
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    Yeah there's a mated pair in the tank in the school entrance and the spare survivor is in the tank in my class with some Steatocranus tinanti.

    ***I've copied the bits of this topic about my school into the 'Off Topic' Forum and deleted the posts about it here***
     
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    Wild scalares @ Wildwoods. Had some that had silver bars instead of black!!
    Peeked around their quarantine room and saw a tank full of smaller wilds. Looked like Altums though.
     
  13. Dacious

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    Thanks for that Jay, any idea how much they were and what size?
     
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    Bodies were about 2.5-3" round. 6-7" from top of dorsal to bottom of anal fin. Definitely Peru. Around £25 each. The smaller ones in quarantine were only a touch bigger than the ones at Aquatic Design Centre. But fuller looking. Still they were Peru scalares.
    Always see them looking stockier than young altums.
     
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    Thanks Jay
     

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