04-13-2012, 01:58 AM
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Altums need pristine water quality, need a specific and narrow range of water parameters, need live foods (at least initially), need very large tanks, and need specific aquascaping and lighting. The list goes on. All Altums are wild-caught, and are much more demanding than other species of domestically bred fish.
So NO, they are far from easy to care for.
You can read more here: Pterophyllum Altum
There are many other fish that are much easier to take care of. If you can list your water parameters (pH, hardness, etc), tank size, equipment, etc we can suggest some fish that are beautiful but much easier to care for.
We can also recommend reading on how to cycle your tank BEFORE you get fish, how to set up a tank, plant care, what to buy, etc. This forum is a great resource! Welcome!
Last edited by MinaMinaMina; 04-13-2012 at 02:01 AM..