Emperor Angelfish

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Emperor Angelfish

This species is known as Emperor Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pomacanthus imperator. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this fish 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. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 7

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 8

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 9

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 10

Emperor Angelfish, picture no. 11
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