View Full Version : Pterophyllum Dumerilii

12-04-2013, 06:42 AM
Just purchased these guys for my 120 g. I've never kept wild angels. My iPad camera doesn't do their colouration justice. So far they've accepted a few foods. So far so good.

12-04-2013, 07:03 AM
Very nice! Wilds are my favorite, good luck with them.

12-04-2013, 07:06 AM
Dummerilii... that's a name I haven't heard in ages. Seems to be invalid now. Yours look like nice wild caught Pterophyllum scalare.

12-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Got them from a very reputable wholesaler. Their common name was listed as long nosed angelfish. I'm told these were wild caught in Venezuela.

12-06-2013, 03:40 AM
Just curious as to why the term was deemed "invalid"? Semantics aside I'm thrilled to have these fascinating fish.

12-06-2013, 05:40 AM
I think Talldutchie was just refering to the fact that they are now called Pterophyllum leopoldi.

12-06-2013, 05:49 AM
Here's an illustration of the three species, just to check if you have the right one.


12-06-2013, 06:02 AM
I think Talldutchie was just refering to the fact that they are now called Pterophyllum leopoldi.

Yep! Names tend to change of the years and old names still persist in the trade.

12-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Found this article on the subject http://www.finarama.com/timeline.htm
I also found these pictures of the three valid species http://www.finarama.com/identification.htm
Those red shouldered angels are stunning:1luvu:. I think the fish I bought would be considered scalare. Next time I see him I'll ask the store owner why he listed these fish with that name.

12-06-2013, 07:56 PM
I'm going to hold back on the "I told you so!" :grin: and just saying thank you for that interesting link. I knew dumerilii was retired ages ago but not that it was already in the 1980s.

12-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Sort of like referring to a "refrigerator" as an "icebox"

12-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Not the first analogy to come to my mind but yes. People will understand what you mean even though it's somewhat dated and not entirely correct.