Let Me Id Your Unique Angelfish!

bizaliz3

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Ok I am an obsessed dork here, but I love angelfish genetics...I have studied them pretty hard core the last couple years, this knowledge has allowed me to pretty much make any type of angelfish I want to make! I know what the genetic code is for pretty much every type, so I know what parents I need to make whatever type it is I want to make. I love seeing different phenotypes and getting the opportunity to ID them. Sometimes it is easy to ID, sometimes, it can be a challenge! And I enjoy the challenge. haha.

So, if anyone is curious what type of angelfish they have, post it in this thread and I will give you the most accurate ID I can! The ones I most want to ID though, are the ones that are not your common silver or marble. However, I am not against seeing photos of silvers and marbles as well if you want to share them too.

Thanks for indulging me!!!!!!!
 

Crispii

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Same here, but I'm obsessed with wild angelfish.

Don't really care much about domestic scalares.
 
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bizaliz3

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Crispii said:
Same here, but I'm obsessed with wild angelfish.

Don't really care much about domestic scalares.
I can't afford wild ones. Lol

I also worry about struggling with ones like the stunning altums. Since they are more finicky than the scalare. I've heard aquarium bred altums are easier than the wild caught ones. But then I've also heard they are super hard to breed. So aquarium bred altums are rare. From what I have found anyway.
 

Crispii

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bizaliz3 said:
I can't afford wild ones. Lol

I also worry about struggling with ones like the stunning altums. Since they are more finicky than the scalare. I've heard aquarium bred altums are easier than the wild caught ones. But then I've also heard they are super hard to breed. So aquarium bred altums are rare. From what I have found anyway.
That's true, but juvenile wild altums will be easier than adults. From what I have been told at the fish store where I got my altums, they told me that they were solid. They accepted food and adapted to a pH of 7.8. Not only that, but the death rate was impressive. They brought about 100 altums with only 5 casualties.

Oh, the cheapest wild angelfish price that I have seen would be $20-$25. Wild angelfish such as the Peruvian Altum Angelfish from the Rio Nanay/Rio UcayalI and LeopoldI Angelfish is the cheapest in terms of price for wild angels.
 

goldface

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I've seen some wild angelfish go for around $24, which isn't that bad. I believe the ones I saw were the Red Spot or Red Spotted Angelfish. You'd probably pay more for a nice school of fish.
 

Crispii

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scarface said:
I've seen some wild angelfish go for around $24, which isn't that bad. I believe the ones I saw were the Red Spot or Red Spotted Angelfish. You'd probably pay more for a nice school of fish.
Ooo. The ones from Guyana I'm assuming. Would love to see some pics.
 

goldface

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Crispii said:
Ooo. The ones from Guyana I'm assuming. Would love to see some pics.
Didn't buy any, and didn't take pics. I almost considered it, but decided I didn't want to risk my 3-year-old Ember Tetras getting eaten.
 
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bizaliz3

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No angelfish anyone is curious about? Lol
 

aussieJJDude

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I have one.

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bizaliz3

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aussieJJDude said:
I have one.

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That lovely angel is a koI

It had blushing cheeks as a juvenile lol
 

Crispii

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bizaliz3 said:
That lovely angel is a koI

It had blushing cheeks as a juvenile lol
Thought it was a marble lol.
 

aussieJJDude

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bizaliz3 said:
That lovely angel is a koI

It had blushing cheeks as a juvenile lol
I thought so. Was second guessing myself all the time thinking that I was miss sold a ghost marble. The angelfish society s for the two look very similar
 
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