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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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. In the aquarium feed a diet with a wide variety of vegetable materials. This angelfish is splendid looking both as an adult and as a youth, though each has a completely different color pattern.

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Then when meaty foods are added the angelfish will be pretty full and will not consume high levels of meaty foods. The King Angelfish is a very hardy aquarium inhabitant, but like so many angelfish, it can get quite belligerent. Foods and Feeding The King Angelfish is an omnivore. Keeping more than one emperor angelfish together – English Froese, R. Please use this form only for a single type of error. They are very good pets!

Most of the SPS corals uolacanthus be kept with Angelfish. King angelfish are quite dominant and can be abusive to smaller or more docile tankmates, or angelfish that are lower on the social hierarchy for whatever reason. As with all angelfish, the pH level should never drop below 8.


He was raised with the blue ringed and queen since they were babies, it worked out, but have tried it the other way and introduced an older one and that was a disaster. The King Angelfish is found on the the west side of this land bridge in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Queen Angelfish is found on the east side in the Western Atlantic. Latest Reader Comment – See More. The only possible exceptions may be the most noxious soft corals from the family Alcyoniidae or the Octocoralsbut they should be monitored.

These guys will even nip the fins of stationary Lionfish! These dots disappear for a few holavanthus, only to return with holacanrhus the number. Cleaning behavior has been observed in juveniles. Especially Zoathus are swiftly eaten by the larger species. King angelfish are monogamous within their pairs and, during their spawning cycle, will mate daily around sunset.

Holacanyhus feeding, plenty of hiding places and a lot of space can alleviate aggressive behavior to some hklacanthus. 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.

They are known to chase more reticent fish and will sometimes nibble at the fins of, for example: Feed several small meals a day, rather than one large meal daily. Males are larger than females and have white pelvic fines,while the females have yellow pelvic fins. Holacanthhus Ciguatera Speed Swim. Description When young, these fish have vertical blue stripes.

Pasxer plenty of space for swimming. Controlling pH levels is best resolved by water changes rather than chemicals. Tank mates need to be active. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Geographic Distribution Holacanthus passer. This species revels in swimming and requires an aquarium with ample space.


Holacanthus passer, King angelfish : aquarium

The tank should be mature with live rock that has plenty of naturally growing algae to supplement their diet. At dusk, over sandy bottoms near the reef, several males will gather with the dominant male taking the middle stage of this area while the smaller males use the edges. Males with white pelvic fins and females with yellow. Younger fish will need plenty of places to hide within the rock work, but as the juveniles grow, the other tank mates will be using that same rock work to hide from them.

It may be possible that a tank raised angelfish that has never seen a coral may be better behaved, but there’s no guarantee.

For the best success obtain a sub-adult between 3 to 4″ since they will be the size most likely to adapt to prepared foods. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

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World Wide Web electronic publication. Brian – My Passer is a periodic hellion, but like him any way, and he lives with a Queen, an enormous French angel, and a blue-ringed angel as well.

Spawn daily throughout the lunar cycle Ref. The King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, has various color morphs from juvenile to adult.