Next shipment :
May or June
Pterophyllum Altum Rio Orinoco 10 cm (4″) tall reproduced in Germany by the world famous Simon Forkel : 89 $.
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Fish reproduced in aquariums have absolutely nothing to do with fish caught in the wild.
|Wild caught||Breeded in Germany|
|- fearful, stressed.||- Curious, accustomed to captivity.|
|- Often carrying parasites.||- No harmful parasite.|
|- reduced growth due to malnutrition and stunted growth because of acclimatization where they can spend many days without eating.||- Optimal growth. They have enough to eat since birth.|
|- Reduced life expectancy because the aquarium and water no longer correspond to that of their environment where the pH is below 6 and often 5.||- They are raised in water at pH 7.8, GH 6, KH 4.|
|- Significant risk that they can not reach their normal size.||- They will grow quickly to their maximum size.|
|- You participate in the fishing of wild species of which less than 10% will survive.||- You preserve wildlife.|
About Simon Forkel
Simon Forkel is a world famous breeder of Pterophyllum Altum and Scalare.
He maintains and reproduces many species:
Pt. altum Rio Atabapo WF
Pt. altum Rio Inirida
Pt. altum Rio Orinoco
Pt. altum Rio Ventuari WF
Pt. scalar Guyana redspotted
Pt. scalar Rio Cuiuni
Pt. scalar Rio Manacapuru
Pt. scalar Peru
Pt. scalar Santa Isabel WF
Pt. scalar Surinam
He has won numerous contests and numerous articles on his breeding have appeared in magazines.