Common Name(s)
Altum Angelfish
Scientific Name
Pterophyllum altum
Family
Cichlidae, Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
7 inches long, 10 inches tall
Minimum Tank Size
55 gallons
Tank Setup
They need a densely planted aquarium with a soft substrate for them to dig in.
Tank Region
All.
Diet
Most altum angelfish are wild caught, so it can be difficult to get them to eat. They need live foods regularly. Once they are eating live foods, they can be given frozen food. Wean them onto the frozen food by mixing it with live food first.
Breeding
Difficult. They need very specific water conditions to breed.
Compatibility
They get along with other large, peaceful fish. They will eat smaller fish that can fit into their mouth.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 4.8-6.2, Temperature: 82-90 degrees fahrenheit
Can live up to 15 years.
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