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Altum Angels from Curtis


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#1 Lukan

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

Here is a picture of my 22 month old Altum Angel that i acquired from Curtis when he was about 4-6 month old. Since i have seen a picture on Amazonas Magazine and Discusbook i wanted the challenge. However, not any angels but an Altum Angel from Atabapo. It even makes it more complicated as they are not often available from that collection point. Once again i could not be "Thankful enough" to Curtis for making it possible to own a fish that i would only see in magazines and books. No comparison as far as colour and size could be made when comparing it to any other Angels. I could not wait to see when he reaches his full potential in size and colour when he starts to spawn at about 36+ months old.

 

Here is how he looked like about 16 months ago when he was about 4-6 months old.

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Here he is now at 22 months old.

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Here is a close up. Not the best picture but good enough.

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Enjoy

 

 

 


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

Really nice. How many did you get? Do you use tap water?

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

Very nice. Real deal. .

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

Wow, looks awesome!  Wish I could keep those buggers alive.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:42 PM

Wow, looks awesome!  Wish I could keep those buggers alive.

As long as they have been properly acclimatized to alkaline water there is no problem. I Know a fellow that gave his a 25% tap water change here in Burlington every day. He sold them a few years ago.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:33 PM

Really nice. How many did you get? Do you use tap water?

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They are in 100% straight decholorinated tap water. All the hard work has been done by Curtis when when they first arrive. I still could not say "Thank you" enough to him fo making them well acclimated to tap water. It is during this stage when most are lost. He has had enough hearth break during the acclimation process to a point that the whole shipment has been wiped out. From my own experience, all the altums that come from Curtis has been fully acclimated.

 

 

Very nice. Real deal. .

 

Thanks man

 

 

Wow, looks awesome!  Wish I could keep those buggers alive.

 

Thanks Rich, you of all people can keep anything alive. Just time spent on them is the determining factor.......

 

 

As long as they have been properly acclimatized to alkaline water there is no problem. I Know a fellow that gave his a 25% tap water change here in Burlington every day. He sold them a few years ago.

 

Yes Sir! You are right on target. The key is the acclimation. When Curtis receives them he has done all the hard work for sure. As i have said i could not say enough about the process of landing and acclimating them. Actually an article was written on Amazonas. The keep reiterating that it has all to do from receiving a healthy specimen and the acclimation process.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:27 AM

No doubt Curtis works hard to try and get good and healthy fish for all of us. Can't imagine the learning curve accepting newly imported altums.

Great work raising yours. The one in the pic is beautiful

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:39 AM

I am growing out 8 more red atabapo right now and they are really taking off now for growth!
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:34 PM

Beautiful. I am jealous......:)



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

Here’s a new 6-7”size batch -125.00ea -38 in total!

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

A group of 8 - 10 maybe just enough to put a smile of my face.

Hope you don't mind Curtis I attached the video.

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:22 AM

Yup, Curtis is Da Man :). I got a group from him a few months ago. All are doing well and good appetite . Like Marte's, well acclimatized to London's tap water.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:18 AM

Here is another updated picture of one of my Adult that came from Curtis as a Juvie 2 yrs ago:

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

They are beautiful.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:45 AM

Wow, what do you feed them. Beautiful....



#16 Lukan

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:02 AM

Wow, what do you feed them. Beautiful.

 

Everything and anything. During summer months they were on an earthworm diet. Now mostly flakes and repashy gel food.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

Wow... beautiful...

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

WOW is all I can say.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:16 PM

Should have a few more posts from Ralph and Marte today! With pictures I hope!
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:44 PM

New batch Nov 12, 2017.

They were eating within an hour after i placed them in the tank.

Lets start with bucket picture including looney and tooney in the picture for size reference. I can already tell that they will be better than the group i got in 2015. I will need to order more from Curtis...lol

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