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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Holacanthuus edges of their dorsal and anal fins are trimmed in 2 colors, orange below and a thinner line of bright blue on top. Angelfish Pomacanthidae are known as some of the most colourful and impressive fish on the reef. This is also true of the Pomacanthus genus of angelfish, as an example see the French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru.

King angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

References and further reading About references Niels K. To avoid this condition feed green leafy foods that have Vitamin A, as well as making sure there is plenty of natural occurring algae in the tank.

Thank you for highlighting this error. Juveniles will have the same white band running vertically across the body, but it is longer and slowly shrinks in length as the fish ages. The foods they eat are somewhat dependent on their size and sex. Add the smaller fish first and put up a barrier between the two so the larger cannot harm the smaller angelfish, and observe their behavior. They are best house with squirrelfish, groupers, snappers, surgeonfish, triggerfish, and other similar temperament fish.

In anything smaller they will abuse their tank mates. Geographic Distribution Holacanthus passer. 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. These angelfish are commonly found at depths between 3. This drug is reef safe, and medications are either added to the water or mixed with the fish food.


Do not house them with passive fish like anthias, batfish, tilefish and butterflyfish, nor with slow moving or stationary fish like frogfishes and scorpionfishes. For more information on diseases that saltwater angelfish are susceptible to, see Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatments.

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Adult King Angelfish will clean Hammerhead Sharks, so hey if you happen to have a tank the size of most houses, get one! Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. This extended strip of land now separates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, and connects the two vast continents of North and South America.

Females tend to have a more discerning palate! Well established aquarium with algae These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones.

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. These nodules are not harmful and come and go. This treatment can be used in a reef aquarium since the medication is bound to the food, which even if the corals eat, will not hurt them.

Feed the medicated food to the fish 3 times a day for at least a week or until symptoms are gone. Genus description Holacanthus Angelfish of the Holacanthus family are generally large, attractive and very colourful.

The adults have a few color variations. Fish Diseases The King Angelfish are fairly hardy once they are established in captivity. Typical holacanhus like copper and formalin solutions, as well as quinine based drugs are harmful to other marine creatures.

If not stressed, they will have a stronger immune system to prevent infections. The King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, has various color morphs from juvenile to adult.


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World Wide Web electronic publication. A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens. The feeding habits of these angelfish are quite extraordinary.

Mix Focus in a ratio of 5 to 1 with their Metronidazole 5 parts Focus to one part Metrothen mix this with 1 tablespoon of food. Pawser may be possible that a tank raised angelfish that has never seen a coral may be better behaved, but there’s no guarantee. Jungle’s YouTube Channel – Marine. Females are more territorial and form pair bonds with the males.

It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank. Otherwise a tank that is at least gallons minimum is need for proper growth for this 14″ angelfish! They will develop a bright blue edging around the dorsal and anal fins, like the parentswhen they start into the sub-adult age. Michael, Reef Aquarium Fishes: No sources indicate that this species will harm corals holacanrhus other invertebrates.

Like other saltwater angelfish they are prone to any disease that captive saltwater environments have to offer. Parasites on marine fish kept with live rock or in any type holadanthus reef environment can be extremely difficult to treat.

This can, for example, be passeer based fish flakes, Nori seaweed or similar.

Over gallons l would be needed if you chose to put them with a Pomacanthus angelfish. Juveniles will set up cleaning stations and remove ectoparasites from a variety of fish including groupers, grunts, snappers, and goatfishes.

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. A condition called nutritional blindness, caused by inappropriate levels of meaty foods, can occur in angelfish around 6 to 8 months after taken into captivity.