for Angelfish of Mr. H. Canters,
Waterhoenstraat 42 te Venlo
In 1999 he was one of the competitors in the national Aquarium contest and reached
the honourable 4 th place.
150 X 60 X 60 centimetimeters. It is occupied by a a group of 8 Pterophyllum
leopoldi, 28 Petitiella georgea, 20 Corydoras similis, 3 Rineloricaria
fallax, 2 Pseudancistrus leopardus, 2 Peckoltia vittata, 5 Ottocinclus
affinis and on top of that 2 Awaous strigatus.
To each his own of course, but I would be all for a less heterogeneous population.It
seems to me that a restriction in the rest of the poulation would be a good thing
for thr rest in the aquarium and the feeling of the P.leopoldi.And it has much
to recomment that. P. leopoldi is spcies of Angelfish you do'nt meet every day
and therefor a breeding stock by a amateur Mr. Canters would only aplauded.But
jou can better forget the breeding considering the presance of the Red Nosed Tetras,
that will be able to find a spawn sooner or later. ( In fact I do not quiquley
be sod on a breeding. The aquarist often is missing the essential experiance.
The breeding do'nt pass off smoothly and the joung fishes do'nt obtain by no means
the quatlity of their parents. The result is that the de aquarium animals are
degenerating quiqly as we saw it happen to so much aquarium fishes. Lots of exampels.)
The pity of it is that in the planting he uses a cultivar (Echinodorus ocelot).
For the rest the interior that is very natural strikes the attention. Especial
the right part is like the rootsystem of a tremendous tree, standing partial in
Also look at the pages
Angelfish in the Phot-archives Both photographs heerunder are studeys of the heads
and P. altum with the characteristic nose bent down and bent upwards.
Krestin, J. Das Verbreitungsgebiet der Gattung Pterophyllum Datz 1994 blz 712
R. Riehl H. Baenz; Aquarien Atlas