Regal Angelfish

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Regal Angelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Regal Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pygoplites diacanthus. 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

A semi-aggressive species.

Regal Angelfish can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Regal 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.

An omnivore which eats various marine algae as well as meat based food.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 17:21:27 UTC 2007
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