Large Wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid 3″

Large Wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid 3″

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The wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid makes a beautiful addition to any indoor fish tank. An elegant and graceful demeanor, the Altum Angel Fish glides through the water to promote peacefulness.

Colored with a silver-colored body and dark bars, these fish also have a peculiar and distinguished pointed snout.

Beautiful and serene, the Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid has pink and silver lines throughout the tail, which extend through the dorsal fin and create a vibrancy unlike any other fish.

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6 reviews for Large Wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid 3″

    Large Wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid 3" photo review
    Sujith V., Richboro, VA (Verified Customer) May 13, 2022
    July 28, 2022
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    Received my Orinoco Altums, pretty good looking and healthy ones. Had 2x DOA, discus.com issued a credit immediately on notification. Remaining ones a...More
    Received my Orinoco Altums, pretty good looking and healthy ones. Had 2x DOA, discus.com issued a credit immediately on notification. Remaining ones are healthy and eating well. Overall good experience, I'm sure to come back and order more from discus.com. Thank you discus.com.
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    Juanito D., Pasadena, CA (Verified Customer) January 13, 2022
    January 23, 2022
    Hello Michael,
    Sorry this is the only picture I can send because I’m acclimating them as of the moment.. They are doing excellent as all 6 of them ar...More

    Hello Michael,


    Sorry this is the only picture I can send because I’m acclimating them as of the moment.. They are doing excellent as all 6 of them are swimming upright…





    I’m putting half of the antibiotic later… Then the other half tomorrow..



    I’ve received a shipment of 10 Orinocos 5-7 inches last month from a supplier with 3 lying flat upon unboxing and they never recovered and died.. Shipping is very stressful to them..



    Your fishes are doing excellent if you can just preview the video... anyway thank you for sharing your Altums with me.

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    Large Wild Orinoco Altum Angel Fish Cichlid 3" photo review
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    Jorge D., Rialto, CA (Verified Customer) May 11, 2021
    August 1, 2021

    The fishies are doing great! Thanks Michael for suggesting these Altums. Very happy with them. Very sociable and eating very well.

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    Jeri D., West Springfield, VA (Verified Customer) June 2, 2021
    August 1, 2021
    All 20 fish are all alive and kicking but..
    12 of the altums have nipped tails.

    Ordered 10 orinico and 10 atapabo which are almost identical in appearance now don't know which one is which b...More
    12 of the altums have nipped tails.



    Ordered 10 orinico and 10 atapabo which are almost identical in appearance now don't know which one is which because they didn't tagged the bags. Atleast put an "A" for atapabo and "O' for orinoco.
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    Judah W., Carmel Valley, CA (Verified Customer) August 15, 2020
    August 19, 2020
    They just arrived at my work, I have separated into another styrofoam box for Chris his angels. They look great. Haven't looked at the discuss yet i l...More

    They just arrived at my work, I have separated into another styrofoam box for Chris his angels. They look great. Haven't looked at the discuss yet i like the blacked out bag.





    I do see a few dead cardinals so I will quarantine all those fish in a separate tank. Heading home now I will keep you posted. In my tank everyone safe and sound. Fish are amazing thank you I love them. Thank you for the follow-up talk soon.

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    Thomas W., Azusa, CA (Verified Customer) June 14, 2020
    July 17, 2020
    Fish received. So far so good, thank you. They're in a temporary tank with my other sub adult Altums. I am currently setting up a 120 for just my Altu...More

    Fish received. So far so good, thank you. They're in a temporary tank with my other sub adult Altums. I am currently setting up a 120 for just my Altums. If they make it past the first month or so I would like to get more if they are still available. 

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Category Rating
Care Level: Moderate, see our Learning Center for comprehensive care.
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Huge variety available
Lifespan: 15-25 Years
Adult Size: 8-12 inches
Diet: Omnivorous
Family: Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Bare-bottom, or Intermediate
Compatibility: Often compatible



Natural Habitat for Discus

Discus are found in floodplain lakes and flooded forests of the lowland Amazon River basin and some of its tributaries, including the Rio Negro.  These areas experience extreme changes in water level due to seasonal flooding.  Discus tend to congregate near fallen trees, known as “galhadas”, along the shore.  They prefer quiet water, and are rarely found in areas where there is strong current or wave action.

Discus Water Requirements

Discus prefer warm, soft, acidic water.  pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, with hardness between 1° and 4° dKH (18 to 70 ppm).  Temperature should be kept between 82° and 89° F. Water conditions for both wild and hybrid discus are the same. While captive bred discus can be kept in dechlorinated tap water  reverse osmosis or deionized water supplemented will ensure the the best conditions. Discus require pristine water quality, and depending on the filtration system being used, a weekly or bi-weekly water change of 10% to 25% is highly recommended. Don’t forget to treat tap water with conditioner before refilling your aquarium!  

Housing Requirements for Discus

Discus grow to be quite large, and full sized discus will require an aquarium of 50 gallons or larger when they reach adult size.  Tall aquariums are best, to accommodate their body shape.  Current should be gentle, and décor if used at all should include large broadleaf plants and driftwood that is arranged vertically to simulate downed branches and trees.  A few floating plants can also be added to provide shaded areas and cover. Substrate should be fine to medium grade and smooth surfaced, as discus like to forage along the bottom for food.

Discus Behavior/Compatibility

Discus are generally calm, peaceful fish, but as cichlids they can be aggressive toward one another, especially when attempting to pair off and spawn.  Shy or submissive fish should be removed if they are unable to compete. Most serious hobbyists do not mix their discus with too many other species. However, suitable aquarium mates include cardinal tetras, neons, emperor and rummy nose tetras, as well as clown loaches and dwarf cichlids such as rams and Apistogramma species. All of these fish tolerate the high temperatures and low pH/hardness required by discus.  

What do Discus Eat?

In nature discus eat a considerable amount of plant material and detritus, but also forage along the bottom looking for worms and small crustaceans.  They are omnivores and will thrive on freeze dried black worms, beefheart, frozen blood worms, and a variety of pellet and flake food. Frozen and live foods may be fed as treats or to help induce spawning.  For best results, rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in 2 to 3 minutes, once or twice a day.

Discus Breeding Level – Difficult

Captive bred discus will pair up and spawn relatively easily, but young, inexperienced parents may eat their eggs the first few times, particularly if other fish are present.  After hatching the young feed on heavy body mucus secreted by the parents for a few days until they begin to free-swim.  Parents will transfer the young back and forth several times a day.

Q: How are your stated fish measurements conducted?

A: All measurements are made from tip of nose to end of tail. Photographs are representative of the strain or variety, and not the exact specimens that will be shipped.

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