Passer Angelfish. Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) Item: CN- . Latin name, Holacanthus passer – Valenciennes, Common name, King angelfish. Family, Pomacanthidae – Holacanthus. Origin, East Pacific, Central/ West. Fish guide for Passer Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, King Angelfish facts, information, description and pictures, Passer Angelfish care, diet and compatibility.

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Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. As sub-adults they begin to develop a darker color in front of the white bar but the color stays more orange behind the white bar.

If some of the following corals are choosen there is a good chance the Angelfish will leave them alone; Hammer corals, Bubble corals, Star polyps, Disc anemones and others. Two young Angelfish of the same same size and pattern for example are a holacnathus idea.

One must avoid a too protein rich food as this stops them obtaining enough vitamin A They are not reef-safe, but some of this species can, with a little care, be kept in a coral aquarium. It is odd, but large angelfish, if their growth is stunted by a small tank, will result in their death!

Left over food should be removed to keep water quality high.

King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, Passer Angelfish

King angelfish primarily inhabit the middle and bottom of the water column of rocky tropical reefs, [1] including in the larger crevices between rocks, and juveniles can occasionally be found in tide pools. Monogenetic flukes are the most common parasitic infections angelfish are prone to contracting.

This can, for example, be plant based fish flakes, Nori seaweed or similar. Especially Zoathus are swiftly eaten by the larger ;asser. It’s best to do water changes to help the fish’s natural immune system kick in.


King Angelfish

An adult King Angelfish will need a tank that is at least gallons land gallons or more is suggested if housing it with other fish. Both have a long white vertical band that runs from the top of the back to just about where the pectoral fins passeer located.

They also have a bright orange-yellow fan shaped tail.

After hatching, the finless fry live off their yolk sack until it is completely absorbed, at which point they begin to eat small zooplankton. Passive peaceful holaacnthus will be tormented as well as most corals, star polyps, zoanthids and yellow colonial polyps. They have between 18 and 20 rays in their dorsal fin and each of their pectoral fins, and 17 to 19 in their anal fin.

The Holacanthus angelfish require very large aquariums ranging from gallons to well over gallons, and they have a specialized diet that needs to include sponge material. Its close relative the Queen Angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris also has a “crown” and a similar body structure, but these two do differ slightly in size and in overall coloration.

Typical treatments like copper and formalin solutions, as well as quinine based drugs are harmful to other marine creatures. Michael, Reef Aquarium Fishes: Large holaxanthus shrimp, snails, crabs and bristle worms are generally safe to keep with the King Angelfish. This holacathus trait found in all species of Holacanthus angelfish. Metronidazole works by ceasing the growth of bacteria and protozoa.

Well established aquarium with algae These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones.

Sexually mature king angelfish, on the other hand, have mostly brown or blue bodies depending on the light with the same blue rimming around the fins and a yellow tail. Hiding places This species needs good hiding places, for example, between live rocks. The King Angelfish is a very hardy aquarium inhabitant, but like so many angelfish, it can get quite belligerent.

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However none of these marine angelfish are considered reef safe as they will severely nip at all types of sessile invertebrates. This is also true of the Pomacanthus genus of angelfish, as an example see the French Holacanyhus Pomacanthus paru. These angelfish are commonly found at depths between 3.

For best success, purchase a sub-adult that is 3 to 4″ and offer it some sponge covered rocks to induce an initial feeding response. The only time action may be needed is if they were on the mouth area of the fish, preventing it from eating for a prolonged period of time.

King angelfish are somewhat popular as passet fish; however, holacanhtus large size, specialized diet, and high cost make them comparatively poor pets.

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It is sometimes successful is you choose to add 2 differently sized King Angelfish in a tank of at least gallons l. These guys will even nip the fins of stationary Lionfish!

Especially the smaller ones are very quarrelsome. Reproduction occurs in late summer. Live rock with plenty of hiding places will help it feel secure, but make sure there is plenty of swimming room in front of the rocks.

In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1. When she is ready to spawn she will rise toward the male, and at about 13 feet from the bottom the male will move himself just below her belly and will nuzzle it with his nose.

These adults can range from a grayish green to a dark blue overall, accented with a flash of white running vertically down the body from the dorsal fin to the pectoral fin.