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Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)
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Minimum Tank Size: 250 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 6"
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Caribbean, Florida to Brazil, Western Atlantic
Family: Pomacanthidae

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The Queen Angelfish is one of the most striking of all angelfish. Vibrant yellow and electric sapphire-blue highlights give the Queen Angelfish an almost iridescent appearance. It has a dark spot on the forehead surrounded by bright blue. The dorsal and pelvic fins are elongated.

With the potential of reaching an impressive 18 inches, the Queen Angelfish needs a large tank - at a minimum of 250 gallons, with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing. Not a good reef dweller, the Queen Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It can be aggressive, so it must be introduced to the community tank last. A somewhat difficult angelfish to keep, Queen Angelfish often suffer from incorrect water parameters and diet.

The diet should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. The Queen Angelfish should be fed at least three times daily.

The Small Juvenile will contain the Juvenile colorations or may be color shifting to a young adult, while the Medium will be a sub-adult, and the Large will be in Adult coloration.

Approximate Purchase Size: Juvenile Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Large: 2-1/4" to 3-1/4"; Adult Small: 3" to 3-1/2"; Small/Medium: 3-1/2" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 4-1/2"; Medium/Large: 4-1/2" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; X Large: 6" to 7"


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  SW - Queen Angelfish, Juvenile (Caribbean) - Small
  CN-73852,  $ 79.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Juvenile (Caribbean) - Medium
  CN-73853,  $ 99.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Juvenile (Caribbean) - Large
  CN-73854,  $ 119.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - Small
  CN-67532,  $ 99.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - Small/Medium
  CN-76867,  $ 129.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - Medium
  CN-67545,  $ 149.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - Medium/Large
  CN-76868,  $ 179.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - Large
  CN-67558,  $ 229.99
 
    
  SW - Queen Angelfish, Adult (Caribbean) - X Large
  CN-76869,  $ 299.99
 
    
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