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Same fish 11 months later. The coloring has changed because of light bulb changes. They are still in a 220g tank, but technically this is a different tank, in the very early stages of plant growth.

They are larger than before but still not full grown IMO. I am posting these so we can all watch them as they grow.












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Nice fish and tank... Do you have them in ro water? Where did you get them?
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Thanks!

They reside in tap water.

I got 4 Rio Inirida fish from Pete at Villa's and 6 Rio Atabapo fish from snookn on Aquabid. I could tell them apart earlier when their maturity gave them different looks, but they blend together now pretty well.

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man those are beautiful fish!!!!
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Might as well keep the family album current.








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beautiful fish, I like this thread, no fuss no muss just lots of pictures!!

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Well then, more photos!










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love the tank, awesome plants and fish!
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beautiful tank, lovely fish. I like how the lines of the tank (straight plants) match the lines of the angels.

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can i ask what your parameters are? and how do altums compare in size with most domestic angels bigger or smaller? they are beautiful fish one day i hope to get some
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They reside in tap water pH about 7.0, temperature around 80F. These fish are now a bit larger than any P. scalare I have seen and they should get larger still, although I am beginning to doubt if mine will ever see the 12" tall numbers I have seen quoted elsewhere.

Lots of altum info here.

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Very nice tank tom. Ur altums are looking great. Its rare to have altums reach 12"+ in captivity. Are u running co2 in ur tank?
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Yes, new tank has CO2 injection.

Thanks for the nice comments folks!

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Beautiful fish, beautiful plants, beautiful tank!!
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