Pterophyllum altum


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SKU: *Vichada Altum Angelfish WILD (P. altum) MD Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Native to the Orinoco River basin in South America, primarily found in the upper Orinoco River and its tributaries.

Diet: Omnivorous; feed a varied diet including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

Average Adult Size: 10-12 inches (25-30 centimeters)

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons for a small group; larger tanks are recommended for a community setup.

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial during breeding or if crowded. Best kept in a species tank or with other peaceful community fish.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 5.5-6.5
Temperature: 78-82°F (26-28°C)
Hardness: 1-5 dH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 10ppm

(Note: Altum Angelfish have specific water parameter requirements due to their natural habitat. It’s crucial to maintain these parameters for their health and well-being.)

[Please note that Altum Angelfish require specialized care due to their larger size and specific water parameter needs. Research thoroughly or consult with experienced hobbyists before keeping them.]

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