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post #11 of 12 Old 10-26-2007, 04:29 AM
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I dont know what they are called but I see them when I go to my lfs. They have a tank of them on the counter apparently their 5 years old. They are black with red eyes and a blue sheen to them, I will ask them next time I go what they are. I hope their not stunted :(

their 7cm in diameter (excluding tail)
Are the eyes looking largely disproportionate to its body size? That's your clue to stunted growth. Pictures however will help. What you are seeing is a Pterophyllum scalare. Scalares have long been bred to produce several strains. Pterophyllum altum has not been bred so far despite the claims by some people which just turn out to be Peruvian scalares rather than the actual altum.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-26-2007, 07:19 AM
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I'll make a note of checking out the eyes next time I go.

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