Queen Angelfish

  • Scientific Name – Holacanthus ciliaris
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – Western Atlantic east to St. Paul Rocks in the eastern Atlantic
  • Size – 45 Centimetres (18 inches)
  • Temperature – 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – pH of 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name – Holacanthus ciliaris
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – Western Atlantic east to St. Paul Rocks in the eastern Atlantic
  • Size – 45 Centimetres (18 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) – 700 litres (175 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – Juvenile: Olive over much of the body, with a yellow chest and head. There are three blue body bars that are slightly curved backwards. Adult: Has a blue rimmed crown perched on its head, the blue encircles a black centre, studded with blue jewel-like spots. The “standard” queen angelfish is green overall with yellow highlights on the scales (the amount of green or yellow coloration can vary between individuals). The tail is always bright yellow.
  • Diet – mysid shrimp, frozen preparations for herbivores and finely chopped seafood. Live rock and algae to graze on
  • Feeding Frequency – two to three times daily
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – aggressive
  • Difficulty to keep – easy
  • Captive Breeding – no

Overview:

The queen angelfish has a tendency to punish other fish that it sees as a food competitor, or sometimes it usurps the entire aquarium for itself just because it can! Even so, its beauty is so arresting it is worth putting up with the bad attitude of a Queen Angelfish. Space is the key to keeping the queen angelfish. While it may be a bit shy initially, the queen angelfish will become very bold and showy, coming out to greet its keeper once used to their new abode. Hiding places are required to facilitate acclimation.