PTEROPHYLLUM: The definitive guide for Angelfishes

By Heiko Bleher

Angelfishes of the genus Pterophyllum Heckel 1840, were some of the first tropical aquarium fishes appreciated and bred in aquaria already before WWI and actually after the war they were called ‘King of Aquarium Fishes’. In the 1930s the ‘crown’ was passed on to the discus fishes – Symphysodon species.

Their ‘entrance’ into the most beautiful and educational hobby gave way for another rise of fish keeping and this majestic fish conquered the world. The first live specimens came from the lower Amazon River basin, and it must have been the Rio Tocantins population (and not Rio Negro, as mentioned elsewhere), where also some of the first Brown Discus were collected…

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