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HI guys just thought id share my new angels in my 300litre tank. My fav is the pure black angelfish. Can anyone i.d with this photo?ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438739196.125187.jpg


 

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ID how? Do you mean species, or color type? They're likely P. scalare. The one in front looks like a gold marble.

Or do you mean sex? Sexing is near impossible without seeing their breeding tubes.

Beautiful angels though! Especially like the black too!
 
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Sorry my orginal post was quite broad. I am mainly looking into finding out the colour type/species of the pure black angelfish. I know this is a terrible photo. I want to know because I spoke to quite a reputable fish dealer recently and he said that Pure Black angels are extremely rare around here.

Also, the one in front is just a normal marble It just had bad lighting haha. There are also a koI angel and a platinum angel in the tank aswell
 

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Sorry my orginal post was quite broad. I am mainly looking into finding out the colour type/species of the pure black angelfish. I know this is a terrible photo. I want to know because I spoke to quite a reputable fish dealer recently and he said that Pure Black angels are extremely rare around here. mikerox29

Almost certainly they are all P. scarlare, as noted above, and the black just a fixed strain of that species, and even, I would bet, the one off camera to the left in the pic.. P. altum are rather rare, for one, and have a more pronounced 'step' on their forehead. They are also larger, especially measured from top to bottom.
The altums are quite more difficult to breed and maintain than the scalare is, which is why many that are seen in shops are W/C or F1's bred by specialists., and which is, as well, why they are relatively rarely seen.
Lovely fish, rick
 
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So the black one is marble? Even if it has absolutely no other colour on it but black?

Its tail also looks considerably different from the marble
 
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That is just bubbles and food floating around it is most definitely solid black
 

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