Clarion Angelfish

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Clarion Angelfish

This fish is known as Clarion Angelfish and the correct latin name is Holacanthus clarionensis. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Clarion Angelfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Clarion Angelfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

It is a very expensive fish. You could get it for about 2500 - 3000 Euro and the same price is in dollars (for ordinary people the price can go up to 4000 Euro). The price is high due to export of this fish was not allowed since it is a very important species for the sea ecosystem.

However, export was allowed some time ago, that is why you can buy this fish, even if you have to pay big money for it. If you want to see this fish, it is better to visit public aquariums.

Due to aggression toward other Angelfishes, it is better to keep them in large aquariums with plenty of hiding places. If you have an opportunity to have a large aquarium and that big amount of money, it is good to feed this fish Artemia Salina, Krill, Shrimps. In aquariums they will also eat clams and corals, so they are not the best fish for reef tanks.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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