General information about Regal Angelfish
With striking vertical stripes of blue, white and yellow on the the pelvic fin it is no wonder that the Regal Angelfish deserves this distinctive name. Regal Angelfish from the Maldives and the Red Sea have a distinctive yellow breast. Their Indo-Pacific Coral Sea, and Tahitian cousins typically have a gray/blue breast. This coloring is more prominent in specimens that have matured and have above 4″ to length. Regal Angelfish originate from Red Sea, Maldives, Coral Sea, Fiji and Tahiti are great shippers. They are harvested by hand with great care and usually adjust more quickly than their Indo-Pacific counterparts in the aquarium of your home. Regal Angelfish is more difficult to care for than other angel species, and should be introduced initially to allow it to mark its territory before other fish. A large tank that has lots of hiding spots and live rock to graze is a great habitat. Regal Angelfish Regal Angelfish may nip at the large-polyped corals of stony reefs, and an occasional soft coral or mantles. However, they can be kept with smaller-polyped stony corals as well as somewhat noxious soft corals.
Regal Angelfish Nutrition
The Regal Angelfishes, carnivores. They are well-known for their consumption of tunicates and sponges. In an aquarium they thrive on a diverse diet that includes food items like nori seaweed mysis shrimp, and other chopped meaty food items.
Origin of the Regal Angefish
Regal angelfish are abundantly distributed across the Indo-Pacific region that spans all the way from Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara Islands in Japan south of the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.