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  1. Dale Honeyman

    Dale Honeyman

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    Hi there. I am looking for some fish (obviously)
    I would like to know if there are any breeders of some really good quality zebra angelfish. P. Scaelar OR if anyone knows how to get hold of proper Altums.
    I know that altums are difficult to get hold of and I thought I'd start here to see if I can maybe track some down.
    If anyone knows of good zebra angelfish breeders please let me know.
     
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  3. louwla83

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    Aqua Empire in Randburg
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    What's there? Zebra angels?
     
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    Altum. I bought two and they are magnificent
     
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    Perhaps @Hendre could put you in touch with Prof Dirk? In Somerset West I think.
     
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    How much did they go for?
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Very interested to know price too! And size wise now? How big are they? Do you have a photo? Sorry I'm excited now!! Haha
     
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    Speaking from experience you are looking were looking at about R900 a fish a few years back. This was from an import and not from a LFS
     
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    Get in touch with petstop SA. They had genuine Altums at the end of last year. Imported and quarantined for 4 weeks before sale. The price was R1200 he got in 35 of them.
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Wow ok thanks :D
     
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    R1200 a fish?? I had no idea these were so expensive
     
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    Yup, Altums are pricey. Breeding in captivity is pretty tough for them, so most specimens are wild caught (i think)
     
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    Yeah me neither. I asked for the price because I wanted 2. I never got them :lol:
     
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    Price is a dead giveaway if its a genuine Altum or not. Anything less than R1000 is probably not.
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Also didn't think it was so expensive but I can understand why. They not extremely common as far as I know (partially why I want them also coz they look awesome!) and the breeding in captivity is not common at all, kinda want to try breed them but 1 step at a time
     
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    Genuine Altams are very tricky to keep.
    Apparently more so than wild Discus
     
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    Try @pHish_man
    He used to have beautiful Dantum angels.
     
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    They need very soft, fairly acidic water kept pretty warm. They share a tank well with discus, but are super sensitive to water quality.
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Not worried about water quality. Got a very stable water source and from all my tests my filter is seriously kicking well so I'll be fine with that. Running a discus tank already for 7 months so it's well cycled. I enjoy making strong filters so ya :D
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Like this...wont be keeping altums in here of course but this is a 30l tank which is put a sump into because filtration1586449848403659425765229309238.jpg
     

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