Emperor Angelfish

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Emperor Angelfish

This fish is known as Emperor Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pomacanthus imperator. It belongs to the Angelfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Angelfish is semi-aggressive.

Emperor Angelfish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Emperor 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Juvenile specimen

Emperor Angelfish picture 1, juvenile specimen

Emperor Angelfish picture 2, juvenile specimen

Adult specimen

Emperor Angelfish picture 3, adult specimen

Emperor Angelfish picture 4, adult specimen

Emperor Angelfish picture 5, adult specimen

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

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 6

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Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 8

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 9

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 10

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 11

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