Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Queen Angelfish
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Queen Angelfish
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Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)
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Quick Stats

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
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Origin Caribbean, Florida to Brazil, Western Atlantic
Family Pomacanthidae
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Overview

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"

Customer Testimonials

Elliot H Rockford , IL
All I can say is, WHAT A MAGNIFICENT FISH!!!!! Makes people stop in their tracks when it swims by!!
Sid S Aurora , CO
An absolutely beautiful fish!! Started eating within 12 hours; eats everything. Not pushed around by my much larger clown trigger. This is the only place to get this kind of quality and price.
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