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Post  pip895 on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 18:46

I recently bought some Angels for my mature 180ltr Aquarium - I was looking round the internet to find out about the types I had purchased and found this forum.  
I have 1 x Peru Altum, 1 x Turkey Green, 1 x Blue Zebra and 1 x Manacapuru.
The Manacapuru is slightly smaller than the others and definitely at the bottom of the pecking order - luckily the tank is well planted.  At the shop I was told four would be fine -  just avoid odd numbers - was I miss-informed? Anything interesting about these types - I haven't been able to find out much about the "Turkey green"

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Post  Pterophyllum on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 21:09

Hi, welcome to the forum.
4 should be fine in a tank of that size provided they settle down and stop picking on the smallest one. If not, although many would disagree with me, you may find adding more reduces the aggression.
"Turkey green" isn't a recognised name, which is probably why you're struggling to find information on it, if you want to post photos we'll see what we can do to identify it.

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Post  pip895 on Tue 29 Mar 2016, 09:45

Not to good a picture but here he is:-


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Post  Pterophyllum on Wed 30 Mar 2016, 01:09

Interesting, it looks like either, a blue ghost, but with atypically well formed banding, or just possibly a paraiba with both atypically well formed banding & atypical dorsal striations.
either way it's a nice fish!

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Post  pip895 on Wed 30 Mar 2016, 13:20

Thanks for that - yes I think he is closely related to the Blue ghost - the bands are actually a lot less dominant than they look in the photo + he has less banding on his other side.  This is the tank he came from :-



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Post  Pterophyllum on Wed 30 Mar 2016, 20:58

Yep they look to be blue ghosts.
Finding the right name to put on the label can be very difficult for us retailers. When it comes to angelfish I know what I'm talking about, but we can't really keep abreast of all the naming conventions for new mutations in everything from angels through barbs and bettas, to guppies and other livebearers and on to zebras. Ultimately we have to be guided by our suppliers, who in many cases aren't the actual breeders, but middlemen. And frankly many breeders don't necessarily understand the genetics and naming conventions of the fish they're breeding, they just want a name that sounds good & does justice to the beauty of the fish they're breeding.

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