Passer Angelfish. Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) Item: CN- . Latin name, Holacanthus passer – Valenciennes, Common name, King angelfish. Family, Pomacanthidae – Holacanthus. Origin, East Pacific, Central/ West. Fish guide for Passer Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, King Angelfish facts, information, description and pictures, Passer Angelfish care, diet and compatibility.

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Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Diurnal grazer on sessile invertebrates and algae but specializes to a larger extent on sponges. If there are insufficient algae on the rocks, pqsser is important to feed more frequently and supplement with algae rich food e.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Use meaty foods sparingly. In nature they breed from April to November, with peak spawning on a daily basis during October and November. These dots disappear for a few days, only to return with double the number. A viral infection, Lymphocystis, looks pzsser small cauliflower-shaped nodules on the fins and mouth.

Younger fish will need plenty of places to hide within the rock work, but as the juveniles grow, the other tank mates will be using that same rock work to hide from them. Left over food should be paszer to keep water quality high. The King Angel is smaller. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Juveniles also have multiple vertical bright blue bars behind the white bar, and the 2 that are on either side a brownish eye bar. Do not house them with passive fish like anthias, batfish, tilefish and butterflyfish, nor with slow moving or stationary fish like frogfishes and scorpionfishes.

The only time action may be needed is if they were on the mouth area of the fish, preventing it from eating for a prolonged period of time. They must be of different sizes and added at the same time. Like other species of Holacanthus they feed mostly on sponges, algae, plankton, and other invertebrates, but both juveniles and adults also perform cleaning services.


Human uses

This extended strip of land now separates the passef of the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, and connects the two vast continents of North and South America. These angelfish are commonly found at depths between 3.

Using testing equipment is suggested to holacanthhus you when to do a water change. Sexual differences Males are generally larger and have white pelvic fins.

View 5 Animal Stories on King Angelfish. Large decorative shrimp, snails, crabs and bristle worms are generally safe to keep with the King Angelfish.

Encyclopedia angelfishes Holacanthus passer Source: Can nibble at clams This species sometimes nibbles at clams including Tridacna species. It is odd, but large angelfish, if their growth is stunted by a small tank, will result in their death! Some species doesn’t handle transportation very well, but that doesn’t mean that the species isn’t hardy under the right conditions.

Females are smaller and have yellow pelvic fins. Passive peaceful fish will be tormented as well as most corals, star polyps, zoanthids and yellow colonial polyps. It is sometimes successful is you choose to add 2 differently sized King Angelfish in a tank of at least gallons l.

King angelfish (Holacanthus passer) in aquarium

Both the King and the Queen Angelfish are found in the tropical reef areas adjacent to Central America. If they are introduced when young, a lucky aquarist may be able to keep two angels in one holwcanthus size aquarium, but such experiences tend to be the apsser, not the norm. In anything smaller they will abuse their tank mates. This is also true of the Pomacanthus genus of angelfish, as an example see the French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru.

King Angelfish

Sometimes forms mixed aggregations with Pomacanthus zonipectus Ref. But by choosing your corals carefully, or by getting specific species of Angelfish, they can be kept in coral aquariums.


Any other angels should not be the same size, nor have a similar color or body shape. Passdr passer, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Adding caulerpa to the tank is also appreciated.

Symptoms of Marine Velvet are a peppery coating giving a yellow to light brown “dust” on body, clamped fins, respiratory distress breathing hard as seen as frequent or quick gill holaccanthuscloudiness of eyes, glancing off decor or substrate, and possible weight loss.

When a male is needed, a female changes sex and takes on the role.

Requires a varied diet This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet. These pawser then drift in the water column for about 20 hours, at which point they hatch.

It is important to make sure there are a lot of places to hide and to add this fish to the tank last. Species requiring more than a liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium. Another is the French name for this fish of Demoiselle Royale. These nodules are not harmful and come and go. Foods and Feeding The King Angelfish is an omnivore.

They have between 18 and 20 rays in their dorsal fin and each of their pectoral fins, and 17 to 19 in their anal fin. This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years.

All adults consume various types of algae, sponges and to a lesser degree invertebrate eggs, cnidarians, and zooplankton. Hiding places This species needs good hiding places, for example, between passet rocks. The edges of holacannthus dorsal and anal fins are trimmed in 2 colors, orange below and a thinner line of bright blue on top.

Tank mates do need to psser active, as sedentary or passive fish will get picked on.