Emperor Angelfish

  • Scientific Name – Pomacanthus imperator
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – The east coast of African and the Red Sea, to the Hawaiian Islands
  • Size – 38 centimetres ( 15 inches)
  • Temperature – 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – pH of 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name – Pomacanthus imperator
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – The east coast of African and the Red Sea, to the Hawaiian Islands
  • Size – 38 centimetres ( 15 inches)
  • Temperature – 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – pH of 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 500 litres (130 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – Juvenile: dark blue overall with concentric white circles on the body and lines on the head. Adult: yellowish-green with blue lines on the body and a black eye bar and chest shield with blue face, while in females this area is grey.
  • Diet – frozen mysid shrimp and finely chopped seafood (e.g., shrimp, scallop). Including natural fodder (algae, detritus, sponges)
  • Feeding Frequency – one to three times a day
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – Juveniles: Unlikely. Adults: known to chase other angelfish and butterfly fish
  • Difficulty to keep – Juveniles easier to acclimate to aquariums than adults
  • Captive Breeding – no

Overview:

The emperor angelfish has to be one of the most stunning fish you could encounter. While the emperor angelfish can make a fantastic display fish, it can also cause much consternation for the less experienced or unlucky fish keeper. The emperor angelfish can vary in its durability in captivity. Adult emperor angelfish will definitely have a more difficult time acclimating than juvenile emperor angelfish. In most cases, the larger fish will be more reluctant to accept captive foods, though with some patience (and if water quality and tank mates are not a problem), it usually will begin eating. Juvenile emperor angelfish occasionally clean other fish and may specialize in picking at large moray eels. . It is important to provide your emperor angelfish with good hiding places to dash into when it is frightened. : It is advisable to stay away from emperor angelfish that are either tiny or “show-sized.” You are better off going for the larger juvenile and the sub-adult or small adult emperor angelfish, as these tend to acclimate more readily to captive living.