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Passer Angelfish

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.

Requirements
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.

Suggestions

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.

Feeding
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.

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size: 946 Litres
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' 2"
Colour Form: Blue, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Central America
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful with Others
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Reef Safe
2
Invertebrate Safe
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Average
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  1. I bought this angel From LiveAquaria 6 months ago. It is a peaceful fish that eats every kind of food I’ve placed in the tank. Mine has been safe with coral but has nipped at some LPS. Great addition and peaceful fish.

  2. 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.

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