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Tigerbarb
01-06-2008, 05:22 AM
I have noticed that my Angelfish looks fairly different than common freshwater angelfish, and is much taller.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/kuhliloach/Zach/RSCN3560.jpg

cocoa_pleco
01-06-2008, 06:08 AM
is it a long fin angel maybe?

mitcore
01-06-2008, 06:30 AM
unsure what it is
i think it is a female
i would need a front on shot to tell properly

Dave66
01-06-2008, 06:49 AM
Looks like a wild-type regular angel - Pterophyllum scalare. Nice to see one in its normal colors, instead of innumerable color variations. Looks in good shape, too.

Dave

smaug
01-06-2008, 12:54 PM
you have a veil tailed variety of the scalare type.It has a wild type coloration but veil tails are not wild.

Lady Hobbs
01-06-2008, 02:14 PM
I concur. He is lovely.

Fishalicious
01-06-2008, 02:25 PM
I was going to say the same - wildtype colored veiltail - a beauty!!

Tigerbarb
01-06-2008, 04:38 PM
It never stops begging for food, and every time I feed it it will stick it's mouth at me and open and close it. I have also noticed that it changes colors. It will slowly fade into a yellow color, and then, before you know it, it is as seen in the pictures above. It also has columns of small dots between each stripe.

smaug
01-06-2008, 05:29 PM
My wild angel used to do that as well,when he was excited his bands got very pronounced,in the morning when the lights went on he had no stripes at all.

Lady Hobbs
01-06-2008, 05:42 PM
I liked my wilds much better than my domestics. They had better color and bigger growth.

plow
01-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Wilds are the only colour I would go for these days.

Too many silly variations out there IMO.

Tigerbarb
01-06-2008, 09:55 PM
So does that mean my angelfish was captured from the wild?

Fishalicious
01-06-2008, 10:32 PM
No being a veiltail it will have been bred - but back in the family generations somewhere one was a wild caught giving yours the wild coloring

smaug
01-06-2008, 11:06 PM
Have you had any problems finding really nice wild types in your area Hobbs?They are rare around here.Here is a pic of the wild I had to give up.He was a true demon of a fish.
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cocoa_pleco
01-07-2008, 12:11 AM
thats where ive seen one like your pic, 2 years ago i bought a wild one that looked the same

Tigerbarb
01-07-2008, 12:41 AM
lol I got my angel fish for about $7.00 at Petco.
i thought of this seeing several members' icons in the top right corner of their posts, but I have always thought that Angel fish look sort of Longfin Banner fish and Moorish Idols.

mitcore
01-07-2008, 03:32 AM
lol I got my angel fish for about $7.00 at Petco.
i thought of this seeing several members' icons in the top right corner of their posts, but I have always thought that Angel fish look sort of Longfin Banner fish and Moorish Idols.

dont i wish here they cost $12 and up for one angel

great buy

UrsaMajor
01-07-2008, 03:42 AM
Tiger:

Looks like you have a silver lace angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Hope this helps,

Tigerbarb
01-07-2008, 04:21 AM
Tiger:

Looks like you have a silver lace angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Hope this helps,
Thx. I was wondering what kind of angelfish I had.

Rocky06fx4
01-08-2008, 05:50 AM
I don't know what Type of Angelfish that is. I do know that this pic has POTM written all over it.

mitcore
01-08-2008, 06:01 AM
I don't know what Type of Angelfish that is. I do know that this pic has POTM written all over it.
agreed it is a very good pic

Tigerbarb
01-09-2008, 03:34 PM
I submitted it to the gallery>> http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=1366&cat=1

KazAngel
02-15-2008, 05:33 AM
dont i wish here they cost $12 and up for one angel

great buy

Really!!! The most I have ever paid for an Angel is $5 the least $3 from the lfs (New Zealand $)
Beautiful though aren't they!