Altum Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)

Also known as Altum Angel, Anglefish, Deep Angelfish, Orinoco Altum Angelfish, Orinoco Angelfish, Peruvian Altum Angelfish, Redhead Altum Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish

Description

Also known as Altum Angel, Anglefish, Deep Angelfish, Orinoco Altum Angelfish, Orinoco Angelfish, Peruvian Altum Angelfish, Redhead Altum Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish.

Found in schools over well oxygenated blackwaters in basins, drainage ditches and rivers.
They feed on small crustaceans and aquatic invertebrates.
Length - 18cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Pterophyllum-altum.html

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