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    This is one of the angels in a new setup at the National Aquarium in D.C. That is my finger at the bottom.
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    Yip - that's the good old fashioned wild type P. Altum - beautiful <drools> The species is the largest of the genus and specimens exceeding 20 inches in height (from tip of dorsal to tip of anal fin) are not uncommon.

    So that is why it is good boys & girls to remember that those cute little things can get massive and not to stick them in to too small a tank
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    Wow! Gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishalicious
    Yip - that's the good old fashioned wild type P. Altum - beautiful <drools> The species is the largest of the genus and specimens exceeding 20 inches in height (from tip of dorsal to tip of anal fin) are not uncommon.

    So that is why it is good boys & girls to remember that those cute little things can get massive and not to stick them in to too small a tank
    Wow . . . I had no idea some Angels got that big!
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    I'm suprised it doesn't have a larger headhump. How old do you think it is?
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incredulous_Ed
    I'm suprised it doesn't have a larger headhump. How old do you think it is?
    very observant Ed, If it's a male I don't think it very old or it's a female

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    nice fish i have one exactly the same and she changes coour
    she currently part of a breeding pair and the babies are very pretty LOL
    and it looks like your angel is female too, you can tell by the shape under the mouth round is female and a straight line is male

    very nice looking fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitcore
    nice fish i have one exactly the same and she changes coour
    she currently part of a breeding pair and the babies are very pretty LOL
    and it looks like your angel is female too, you can tell by the shape under the mouth round is female and a straight line is male

    very nice looking fish
    finally! someone else that is able to determine the sex that way

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    finally! someone else that is able to determine the sex that way


    awe shucks thanks
    3ft
    tetras ,platties ,guppies,corys
    4 bristle noses,peacock eel,sword tails
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitcore

    awe shucks thanks
    Short dorsal and anal on that one. Looks as if she was kept in too small a tank most of her life. She should be at least eight inches tall at that point. If she's FI or wild, 10 inchers aren't uncommon.
    I used to keep six Altum angels. They top out at 22 inches tall.

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