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Blue Angelfish

Greek Name: Holacanthus bermudensis

$139.99

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Blue Angelfish may also be called the Common Angelfish.
Similar to Queen Angelfish, the Blue Angelfish has an overall aqua-colored hue. It also has a yellow shimmer as well as white edges around the scales and fins. This Blue Angelfish does not have the distinctive blue crown and other highlights of blue that are found in that of Queen Angelfish. This young Blue Angelfish differs markedly in color from adults, with a body-color that is yellowish-brown and pale blue stripes.

Blue Angelfish Blue Angelfish requires a large aquarium with more than 250 gallons with lots of hiding spots. It can be aggressive, in particular targeted at other angels. The Blue Angelfish is best kept as the sole Angelfish living in the tank. Not a reef-friendly fish. The Blue Angelfish is inclined to nibble at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and clams mantles.

It is a hermaphroditic species, and it is difficult to reproduce within an aquarium.
There aren’t any distinguishing marks that distinguish males from females.

The diet of Blue Angelfish must include Spirulina as well as marine algae. top-quality angelfish dishes mysis, frozen shrimp or mysis, and other meaty foods and live rock to graze on.

The juvenile blue angelfish will have juvenile colors and will shift color towards an adult in the teen years The Medium will be a sub-adult and the Large colored in Adult coloration.

Approximate Purchase Size: Juvenile – Small 1″ to 1
1/2″; Medium 1 1/2″ to 2 1/4″; Large 2 1/4″ to 3 1/4″; Adult – Small 3″
to 3 1/2″; Medium 3 1/2″ to 5″; Medium/Large 5″ to 6″; Large 6″ to 7″;
XLarge 7″ or larger.

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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Black, Blue

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

1' 3"

Origin

Caribbean

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

250 gallons

Description

General information regarding Blue Angelfish
The Blue Angelfish is commonly found in coastal reefs that have turbulent waters in Florida as well as be seen in deep reefs within the Gulf of Mexico. The blue-brown fish has anal and dorsal fins that are blue, with yellow edges. Juveniles are dark blue, with yellow highlights and bright blue bars along the body. They are frequently confused with those of the Queen Angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris. It can grow to nearly 15 inches (45 centimeters) in length, but the most suitable size for the Holacanthus species ranges from 2.5″ to less than 5″ so that it can easily take on aquarium food and adapt. It is able to last for up to 20 years in captivity, with proper treatment.

 

Blue Angelfish Diet & Nutrition
The species is recognized for its consumption of sponges but it may also consume corals, tunicates, and algae. Young fish that belong to this type are cleaner fish that feeds on the internal parasites that other aquariums fish have. Adults are fed diverse diets that include sponge material as well as Spirulina. They could be supplemented by small quantities of mysis and brine shrimps, as well as small pieces of marine flesh.

 

Blue Angelfish Origin
The species is widespread across the Western Atlantic ocean, particularly in the waters of Bermuda, Bahamas, and off the southern part of Florida, USA to the Gulf of Mexico, including Yucatan, Mexico.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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