Gray Angelfish

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Gray Angelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Gray Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pomacanthus arcuatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish which can be seen in public aquarium much more than in home aquariums due to this species’ size.

Gray Angelfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Gray 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Juvenile specimen

Gray Angelfish, juvenile specimen

Adult specimen

Gray Angelfish, adult specimen picture 1

Gray Angelfish, adult specimen picture 2

Gray Angelfish, adult specimen picture 3
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