Semicircle Angelfish

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Semicircle Angelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Semicircle Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pomacanthus semicirculatus. It belongs to the Angelfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Semicircle 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Semicircle 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.

Their diet has to consist of mussels, sponges, tunicates, shrimps, squids, algae and spinach, but they will eat frozen food too.

Usually they live in pairs, or in smaller groups. If you want to have a pair in the tank, the tank has to be very large with hiding places, large caves and live rocks.

Juvenile specimen

Semicircle Angelfish, juvenile specimen picture

Adult specimens

Semicircle Angelfish, adult specimen picture 1

Semicircle Angelfish, adult specimen picture 2

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

Pomacanthus Semicirculatus, picture 3

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Pomacanthus Semicirculatus, picture 9

Pomacanthus Semicirculatus, picture 10

Pomacanthus Semicirculatus, picture 11

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