scalares in the wild ?? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-30-2011, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
fryup's Avatar
 
scalares in the wild ??

Do p. Scalares occur in the wild ??
Posted via Mobile Device
fryup is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 11-30-2011, 08:30 PM
Member
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
lol of coarse. The wild type are called autumn angels I believe. They are native to the amazon.

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell
rrcoolj is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-30-2011, 09:02 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I think you meant altum not autumn...but that is a different species. There are 3 distinct species of angelfish, and all are in our profiles: Pterophyllum scalare (the most common and the one from which all the many tank-raised varieties of angelfish were bred), Pterophyllum altum and Pterophyllum leopoldi. These names/species have had their confusion in the past, all of which is explained in our profiles.

Any fish from the last two species above that are available will be wild caught, or locally raised by an aquarist. Wild-caught P. scalare are available from direct importers but one rarely sees these in the main-line stores.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-01-2011, 07:01 AM
Member
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
Thanks for the correction Byron. I always just assumed they were variants of each other.

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell
rrcoolj is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gar gone wild derbyno1 Ancient Fish 4 11-14-2007 12:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome