King Angelfish

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King Angelfish

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

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species might be aggressive towards tankmates.

King Angelfish can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 King 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.

King Angelfish picture no. 1

King Angelfish picture no. 2

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

King Angelfish picture 3

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