yeah not too surprising... >That sales said that they will be ok in groups of two so, I guss he was Just tying to sell me stuff
There are only 2, maybe 3 different species of angels. What you are talking about is just the color pattern.
Yes, there are only three officially recognised SPECIES of Angelfish :-
1. Pterophyllum Altum - The largest of all three species, can reach over 12inches from top to bottom. A very elegant and slI'm looking Angelfish that grows tall but not long. Only one colour variety - Striped black and silver with hues of amber.
2. Pterophyllum LeopoldI - A small stocky looking Angelfish that is longer than it is tall. It has a characteristic downward snout much like the bill of a Toucan bird. Only one colour variety - Striped black and silver, sometimes with black freckles.
3. Pterophyllum Scalare - The classic Angelfish. The "average" Angelfish - medium sized, height and length mostly in proportion. It has been domesticated for so many years and there are a large amount of colour varieties and patterns available because of selective breeding.
Ok, now we got that outta the way lets get back to the posts original subject! PHENOTYPES! There are so many different phenotypes (appearance) of Scalare that its so hard to pick one! You got Gold, Marble, Stripeless (Blushing), Black, Zebra, Platinum, Veil Tail, Super Veil, to name just a few!
I love the Blue Angels and the Paraiba Angels. They were developed by Ken Kennedy from the Phillipines so they are widely regarded as Phillipine Blue Angels. Here are some pics of mine :-
I recently picked up two blacks with a blue hue...don't know enough about genetics yet but they are neat...