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Altums

Discussion in 'New World' started by Frank Cowherd, Feb 9, 2012.

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    I emailed to see what kind of response I get. I'm skeptical but I'll let you know if I hear back.
     
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    I'm not going to buy an Altums until you spawn, them, Frank.
     
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    I also emailed this guy requesting pics and water parameters.:eek:

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    Emailed him couple days ago, nothing.
     
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    My first thought it scam but I figured I'd have nothing to lose by emailing. I don't need altums (have them and can get wild caught) but I was just curious to see what type of response I got.
     
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    i'd buy em if this is for real?! i have 7 rio nanay angels that are wild :)
     
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    I sent an info-gathering e-mail as well - anyone hear back from this person yet?
     
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    Nope...don't think anyone did. I figured he hijacked the picture but couldn't find it.

    And honestly I think if anyone of us succeeded in spawning altums it would be shouted from the rooftops and not end up as some little ad on craigslist.

    I did have a gent from down your way come up here to pick up 10 or so altums as he wanted to hand pick them. He said years ago he has a pair spawn but could not raise the young. He told me his were about 5 years old before they spawned. I'm wondering if half our problem in spawning altums isn't simply keeping them alive long enough. Mine are just about 3 and while I've seen sparing no spawning....yet.

    The only other offering I've heard of tank raised altums comes from Asia. There is a lot of skepticism on them being pure altums or altums crosses.
     
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    I would love to get some wild caught Altums but I am scared to death of just killing them slowly. I've heard they can be a real challenge. I consider myself to be a pretty experienced hobbiest but Altums are probably much harder to care for than even Discus. I still want to try them at some point.
     
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    I managed to hit that ad within 10 minutes of it being posted... Yet another C/L scam.. Bill
     

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