Rock Beauty Angelfish

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Rock Beauty Angelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Rock Beauty Angelfish and the correct latin name is Holacanthus tricolor. It belongs to the Angelfish family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive species. Not recommended for beginners.

Rock Beauty Angelfish can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. So 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 difficult to keep the Rock Beauty 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

H. Tricolor is a territorial fish so you should not have more fish of this specie in one tank.

This Angel will eat sponges, algae and it may eat corals and tunicates too. It may have problems with eating in aquarium.

Young fish are mostly yellow, only a small part of their bodies is black. Later the black marking develop bigger.

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