Sixbar Angelfish

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Sixbar Angelfish

This species is known as Sixbar Angelfish and the correct latin name is Pomacanthus sexstriatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Sixbar Angelfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very 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 not very difficult to keep the Sixbar 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.

Sixbar Angelfish picture

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

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