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    Default Re: Looking for high-end Altum angelfish

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Hi Willie, are the altum parents wild?
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    I believe these are F2's from F1 parents, but I'm not sure, Pat. However, the key is that they have a complete dark stripe that goes from the tip of the dorsal fin, through the body, to the tip of the ventral fin.

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    Default Re: Looking for high-end Altum angelfish

    DiscusMadness in NJ get some nice Altums .
    The last ones they listed were captive breed ..
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    Default Re: Looking for high-end Altum angelfish

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Hi Willie, are the altum parents wild? Pat
    These guys have been in quarantine for just about a week now. They're a little faded in a bare bottom tank, but you can see these are true altums. They have a complete bar that extends from the tip of the dorsal, through the body, to the tip of the ventral.

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    Default Re: Looking for high-end Altum angelfish

    They look great Willie and I do not doubt that they are altums. I do know someone who has bred wild altums before in the US and it was a seven year project for him. I suspect the parents of your fish are also tank raised and came from Simon Forkel, the German guy who is successfully raising altum angels.
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    I agree with your assessment, Pat. I've been drooling over those Simon Forkel Youtube videos for a while now. Maybe I was able to score his genetics on the "relative" cheap!

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    Wille what do you feeding them? Ed

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    So far, they're eating mysis and Hikari Vibra-Bites. I give them dry food in the morning when they're hungry and feed the frozen stuff later in the day. It only took these guys 24 hours to start feeding.

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    They really look superb Willie, I envy you - always loved Altums, although they were rarely available here in our area.

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    Thanks, Paul. From what I can tell, they are based in Seattle if you fancy a drive.

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    Thanks Willie - I don't get down to Seattle very often, but that source is good to know - I'll certainly keep it in mind.

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    Default Re: Looking for high-end Altum angelfish

    Thanks a lot for the info, everybody! I now have a good plan for the altums and rams, thanks to you all (I took your advice on both fronts), and will keep you posted on my feedback going forward.
    And I do suspect that the Altums are from the Simon Forkel bloodline as @Second Hand Pat and @Willie surmised. When chatting with Thomas, he made mention in passing about the parents being from Germany, etc., so this makes sense.

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