Passer Angelfish
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Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
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' 2"
Origin Central America
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 250 gallons
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Overview

The Passer Angelfish is also called the King Angelfish. The adult is predominately dark blue with a white vertical stripe extending down from the dorsal fin about two-thirds of the way to the pelvic fin. The dorsal fin is rimmed in yellow. The caudal and pectoral fins are also yellow, while the ventral fins are yellow on a female, and white on the male. The juvenile is orange with one white and multiple blue stripes.

The Passer Angelfish can grow to over a foot in length so it requires at least a 250 gallon aquarium. It is a hardy fish, but can become aggressive, so it should be kept with other semi-aggressive tank mates. It grazes on live rock and will nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles, so it is not a good candidate for a reef aquarium.

The diet of the Passer Angelfish should include vegetable matter such as Spirulina, marine algae, meaty items, and high-quality angelfish preparations which include sponges. Feed at least three times daily.

The Small Juvenile will contain the Juvenile colorations, the Small-Medium will 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 1-3/4", Medium 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" Adult: Small: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2"; Small/Medium: 2-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Medium/Large 4" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6" XL 6" to 7" XXL 7" to 8" XXXL 8" to 10" Show 10" to 12"

Customer Testimonials

Cindy Allen Houston , TX
This is a very bold fish and tank mates must be selected carefully. This fish has personality, plus it's truly a pet. However, there is a reason this fish is known as the "King Angel" as they definitely run the tank.
Tony C Paterson , NJ
Best Angelfish you could have,knows he's owner even eat from my hand,just a little bit aggressive.
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