Rio Nanay “Peru Altum” Angel (Pterephyllum Scalare) x 2 Fish



Pterophyllum scalare, most commonly referred to as angelfish or freshwater angelfish, is the most common species of Pterophyllum kept in captivity. It is native to the Amazon Basin in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. The Rio Nanay Angel is also called by the trade name “Peru Altum” although it is not the true Altum Angel from the Orinoco basin of Colombia and Venezuela. One of the characteristics that distinguishes this naturally occurring form of angel is its reddish or pink spots which become more prominent with age. A beautiful and unique fish, they prefer warm, soft, acidic water and are relatively undemanding in the aquarium. These fish are omnivore and predator, will readily accept most frozen and prepared foods. They are generally

Adult Size: 13 cm
Purchasing size: 6 – 6.5 cm
Temperature: 77° – 84°F (25°- 29°C)
pH range: 6.5 — 7.2
Hardness: <30
Minimum tank size: 40+ gallon
Diet type: Omnivore
Temperament: Peaceful