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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This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years. This map was computer-generated and has not yet ohlacanthus reviewed. Use meaty foods sparingly. Encyclopedia angelfishes Holacanthus passer Source: During a spawning cycle a pair can produce upwards of ten million fertilized eggsaveraging about 25,—75, daily.

They are not reef-safe, but some of this species can, with a little care, be kept in a coral aquarium.

No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or paeser invertebrates. Like other angelfish that are exposed to the sunlight at shallower depths, the King Angelfish will need a good spectrum lighting for its health, or at least sunshine on the tank for part of the day. Offer 2 to 3 feedings holacanthsu day with only an amount holacanthuz can be consumed in about 5 minutes. Description When young, these fish have vertical blue stripes. Social Behaviors King Angelfish are very aggressive.

Observed undertaking cleaning activities, adults seen cleaning parasites off sharks. Controlling pH levels is best resolved by water changes rather than chemicals.

Cleaning behavior has been hokacanthus in juveniles. A condition called nutritional blindness, caused by inappropriate levels of meaty foods, can occur in angelfish around 6 to 8 months after taken into captivity.

Adults, both male and female, have been known to regularly clean off large Pandarus copepods from Scalloped Hammerheads Sphyrna lewini These pests bother them to the point that these Hammerheads will descend to the depths that the King Angelfish is found for regular cleanings!


Wikispecies has information related to Holacanthus passer. Mix Focus in a ratio of 5 to 1 with their Metronidazole 5 parts Focus to one part Metrothen mix this with 1 tablespoon of food.

Latest Reader Comment – See More. Holacanthus passer Valenciennes It is suggested to introduce your new fish into the tank they will inhabit the rest of their lives, since moving them as they grow can cause stress.

Add the smaller fish first and put up a barrier between the two so the larger cannot harm the smaller angelfish, and observe their behavior. Adults feed on algae and sponges, as well as smaller amounts of invertebrate eggs, cnidarians, zooplankton, and parasites from other fish. The King Angel is smaller. These nodules are not harmful and come and go.

Holacanthus passer, King angelfish : aquarium

Juveniles also have multiple vertical bright blue bars behind the white bar, and the 2 that are on either side a brownish eye bar. The quality of the food is important and any flake or pellet foods you choose should contain sponge material and Spirulina.

This spawning event lasts for about 30 minutes. Females tend to have a more discerning palate! Hilacanthus of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Holacanthus passer, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

An adults male will pair off with a single female and form a long-term bond when the population is low. Symptoms of Marine Ick are constant scratching, culminating with lots of white dots. References and further reading About references Niels K.

Spawn daily throughout the lunar cycle Ref. Most of the SPS corals can be kept with Angelfish. Both the King and the Queen Angelfish are found in the tropical reef areas adjacent to Central America. Fish Diseases The King Angelfish are fairly hardy once they are established in captivity.


Adult King Angelfish will clean Hammerhead Sharks, so hey if you happen to have a tank the size of most houses, get one! Here are some suggestions to increase the chances of success: View 5 Animal Stories on King Angelfish.

King Angelfish

Especially the smaller ones are very quarrelsome. Metronidazole works by ceasing the growth of bacteria and protozoa. They are very good pets! This treatment can be used in a reef aquarium since the medication is bound to the food, which even if the corals eat, will not passeer them. Metronidazole is an antibiotic for anaerobic bacteria with anti-protozoal properties. Species requiring more than a liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium.

Today however, after much re-classification, there are only 8 species contained in this group and all but one of these are found near the Americas.

King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, Passer Angelfish

It’s best to do water changes to help the passsr natural immune system kick in. In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium hlacanthus mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1. The Seachem Metronidazole medications works well in combination with another Seachem product called Focus, which is a bonding agent.

It should be kept singly, but larger and predatory fish, aggressive fish, and other types of large angelfish in very large systems of gallons or more can work. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. It is also advantageous to choose fish of different sizes.