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Post  Neil p on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 22:54

Hi does anyone know where i can buy some scalare Angels in the Lancs area i am really struggling to find some in my local shops.Many thanks Neil.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 22:56

Hi Neil,
no idea as to who sells what in Lancs, but welcome to the forum anyway!

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Post  Neil p on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 23:02

Thanks im relatively new to the world of angels and not entirely sure if it is Scalare im after,it is the same colouration as wild ones.Maybee you can help.Regards Neil.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 23:36

There are 3 recognised species of angel, Pterophyllum leopoldi (which are not very common in the trade). P. scalare, which is the the species most usually seen, and P. altum which are a more specialist fish. All wild angels have a basic body colour of silver with vertical black banding. There are now many different colour varieties of P. scalare, but the original wild type you're looking for are known as silver angels.
When you really get into it you'll discover that there are even sub variations within wild populations of P. scalare, if you can get hold of them, fish from the Manacapuru region have very attractive red shoulders, whilst those from the Rio Nanay in Peru often have strong orange colouration on the body, and considerable blue iridescence....

Manacapuru...
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Body shape can also vary considerably, especially in terms of the hight of the body and the head profile.

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Post  wildreddeer on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 14:23

Try calling into;-
Pier Aquatics
Great George Street
Wigan
WN3 4DP.
Highly recommended and they also have a very good web site which is worth looking at.

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Post  Neil p on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 21:05

Thanks very much for that i will check the website out.Neil.

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Post  Neil p on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 21:10

Thanks very much i think the ones i am after are the Silver Angels,much appreciated Neil.

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