Angel Fish, Large

Marine angelfish are perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae. They are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and mostly western Pacific oceans. The family contains seven genera and approximately 86 species. They should not be confused with the freshwater angelfish, tropical cichlids of the Amazon Basin

With their bright c...

Marine angelfish are perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae. They are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and mostly western Pacific oceans. The family contains seven genera and approximately 86 species. They should not be confused with the freshwater angelfish, tropical cichlids of the Amazon Basin

With their bright colours and deep, laterally compressed bodies, marine angelfishes are some of the more conspicuous residents of the reef. They most closely resemble the butterfly fishes, a related family of similarly showy reef fish. Marine angelfish are distinguished from butterfly fish by the presence of strong preopercle spines (part of the gill covers) in the former. This feature also explains the family name Pomacanthidae; from the Greek πομα, poma meaning "cover" and ακάνθα, akantha meaning "thorn".

Many species of marine angelfishes have streamer-like extensions of the soft dorsal and anal fins. The fish have small mouths, relatively large pectoral fins and rounded to lunate tail fins. The largest species, the gray angelfish, Pomacanthus arcuatus, may reach a length of 60 cm (24 in); at the other extreme, members of the genus Centropyge do not exceed 15 cm (5.9 in). A length of 20 to 30 cm (7.9 to 11.8 in) is average for the rest of the family. The smaller species are popular amongst aquarists, whereas the largest species are occasionally sought as a food fish; however, there have been reports of ciguatera poisoning as a result of eating marine angelfish.

The Queen angelfish, grows to be 45 cm (18 in). With neon blue and yellow scales, with iridescent purple and orange markings, surprisingly it is not conspicuous, and actually hides very well, and is very shy...[1]

References

  1.  Pomacanthidae. (2015, July 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:17, July 8, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pomacanthidae&oldid=669437512
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    Reef Compatible: Use Caution. Will nip at invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams. Tempermant: Semi-aggressive Care Level: Moderate Min Tank Size: 100 gal tank with plenty of live sand, rock and lots of room for open swimming with strong current Diet: Pellet, Brine, frozen or fresh seafood. Acclimation Time: 3 hours Purchase Size: Medium...

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    Reef Compatible: Use Caution. Will nip at invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams. Tempermant: Semi-aggressive Care Level: Moderate Min Tank Size: 180 gallon tank with plenty of live sand, rock for shelter and territory. Diet: Pellet, greens, sponges. Acclimation Time: 3 hours Purchase Size: Medium (approx 3" to 4") Max Adult Size: 12" to 16"

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    Reef Compatible: Use Caution. Will nip at stony & soft coral, inverts and clams. Tempermant: Semi-aggressive Care Level: Moderate Min Tank Size: 220 gal tank with plenty of live sand, rock and with many hiding places. Diet: Pellet, Brine, frozen or fresh seafood, marine algae. Acclimation Time: 3 hours Purchase Size: Medium (approx 3" to 4") Max...

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