Queen Angelfish



It is believed that the Queen Angelfish is one of the most striking angelfish. Bright yellow and electric sapphire-blue highlights make an Angelfish its almost-iridescent look. The fish has an elongated dark spot on its forehead that is surrounded by brilliant blue. The pelvic and dorsal fins are long. With the potential to reach 18 inches in length, this Queen Angelfish needs a large tank - at least of 250 gallons. It should also have many hiding spots as well as live rock for grazing. It is not a reef-safe fish The Queen Angelfish is prone to bite at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles from clams. It is a bit destructive, and should be added to the tank of the community at the end of the set up. It is difficult to keep the Queen Angelfish typically suffer from poor nutrition and water parameters.   Queen angels diet should contain Spirulina as well as marine algae premium angelfish products mysis, frozen shrimp or mysis as well as other meaty foods. In addition, the Queen Angelfish should be fed at least three times per day.   The small juvenile is likely to have juvenile colors or could change color to adult coloring in the teen years while the medium will be a sub-adult and the large 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"; Small/Medium: 3-1/2" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 4-1/2"; Medium/Large: 4-1/2" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; Extra Large: 6" to 7"
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General information on Queen Angelfish The Queen Angelfish holacanthus ciliaris is among the most striking angelfish. The vibrant yellow and the electric blue highlights gives this Queen Angelfish its almost-iridescent look. The fish has an elongated dark spot on its forehead, surrounded by brilliant blue. The pelvic and dorsal fins are long. With the potential to grow to 18 inches in length, this Queen Angelfish needs a large tank, which has plenty of hiding places as well as live rock to graze. A non-reef dweller The Queen Angelfish is prone to bite at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles from clams. It is a bit destructive, and should be added to the tank of the community last. It is a difficult angelfish to keep Queen Angelfish typically suffer from poor food and water parameters. The Small Juvenile may have the juvenile coloration or change color to an adult young The Medium is a sub-adult and the Large with Adult coloration.   Queen Angelfish Diet & Nutrition Queen angelfish feed mostly on sponges. However, they can also feed on tunicates corals and jellyfish in addition to plankton as well as algae. The juvenile queen angelfishes are recognized as 'cleaners' that feed on parasites of larger fishes. In the aquarium , it is suggested that they be fed a diet comprised of Spirulina nori, seaweed, or seaweed and some meaty foods like mysis, krill crabs or shrimps and food that is made from sponge material. Live rocks that have mature algae can also be used as a food source for this species in the tank.   Queen Angelfish Origin The Queen angelfish is a subtropical insular type located in the reefs that surround offshore islands, which are usually restricted only to tropical west Atlantic region. It is found from to the oceans that run from Bermuda to Brazil and also all the way from Panama all the way to Winward Islands. It is abundant throughout the Carribean.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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