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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The most attractive is a dark blue form which has this coloration on the face, body and most of the dorsal and anal fins. If you see multiple errors on the page for this species, please report these in separate forms by clicking on this button again after submitting this form.

Good water quality is a must with a pH of at least 8. In nature they breed from April to November, with peak spawning on a daily basis during October and November. Especially the smaller ones are very quarrelsome.

These young specimens are very similar in appearance to juvenile Clarion Angelfish Holacanthus clarionensis found around the same region, but are generally a bit darker than the Clarion Angel. This drug is reef safe, and medications are either added to the water or mixed with the fish food. King angelfish are monogamous within their pairs and, during their spawning cycle, will mate daily around sunset. 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.

Special aquariums may cover tanks with low salinity, sub-tropical temperature, deep sand bed, sea grass etc. Monogamous mating is observed as both facultative and social Ref. Over gallons l would be needed if you chose to put them with a Pomacanthus angelfish.

Symptoms of Marine Ick are constant scratching, culminating with lots of white dots. All adults consume various types of algae, sponges and to a lesser degree invertebrate eggs, cnidarians, and zooplankton.

holacanthud The only possible exceptions may be the most noxious soft corals from the family Alcyoniidae or the Octocoralsbut they should be monitored. They have between holacanfhus and 20 rays in their dorsal fin and each of their pectoral fins, and 17 to 19 in their anal fin. Holacanthus passer Sexually mature king angelfish Conservation status. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Both the King and the Queen Angelfish are found in the tropical reef areas adjacent to Central America. Juveniles also have multiple vertical bright blue bars behind holacanthuus white bar, and the 2 that are on either side a brownish eye bar. Pawser Commons has media related to Holacanthus passer. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Of the other 7 species, 3 are found in the tropical east Pacific Ocean and 4 are found in the tropical west Atlantic.

They are not reef-safe, but some of this species can, with a little care, be kept in a coral aquarium. Can nibble at clams This species sometimes nibbles at clams including Tridacna species.

King angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

Passive peaceful fish will be tormented as well as most corals, star polyps, zoanthids and yellow colonial polyps. The tail fin, passef fins, and a small section on the very top of the head, starting from the crown on their forehead to the beginning of holacanhus dorsal fin are all yellow to orange. Well established aquarium with algae These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones. King angelfish Holacanthus passer.

They love Nori and will eat the various colors of dried algae sheets, and frozen preparations. Add Your Animal Story. 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.

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. It is important to make sure there are a lot of places to hide and to add this fish to the tank last. It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank.

Tips for keeping Angelfish It is possible to keep various different sizes of Angelfish in the same aquarium, but it means that one must choose species with care and that the conditions in the tank are optimum.

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When a male is needed, a female changes sex and takes on the role. No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates. Providing an angelfish with clean water, a proper decor with places to hide, and pzsser feeding is the best way to prevent illness. The demands of the individual species can vary widely. Juveniles will set up cleaning stations and remove ectoparasites from a variety of fish including groupers, grunts, snappers, and goatfishes.

All I can say is that maybe this fish is exactly like it says, moderately hardy.

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One should of course avoid the most aggressive species. Requires a varied diet This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet.

They are not particularly picky about salinity or pHso long as these are kept stable and the water quality high. The King Angel is smaller. It is also advantageous to choose fish of different sizes. If they are introduced when young, a lucky aquarist may be able to keep two angels in one appropriately size aquarium, but such experiences tend to be the exception, not the norm.

Keeping more than one emperor angelfish together – English Froese, R. The pair both quiver and swim in spirals toward the surface of the water, then will simultaneously release their gametes. Juveniles orange with a blue bar on pawser side of the eye, a white bar behind head and a series of blue bars on sides.

King Angelfish

However none of these marine angelfish are considered reef safe as they will severely nip at all types of sessile invertebrates.

They are very good pets! Ornamental crabs and shrimp are usually left alone, but tubeworms will be eaten. Angelfish in general are not generally good community inhabitants, king angels being no exception.