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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White Spot Disease Cryptocaryon irritansalso known as Marine Ich, Saltwater Ich, or Crypt is the most common disease that is generally associated with marine tangs and angelfish.

King angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

Symptoms of Marine Ick are constant scratching, culminating with lots of white dots. Encyclopedia angelfishes Holacanthus passer Source: All I can say is that maybe this fish is exactly like it says, moderately hardy.

They will develop a bright blue edging around the dorsal and anal fins, like the parentswhen they start into the sub-adult age. King angelfish are monogamous within their pairs and, during their spawning cycle, will mate daily around sunset. Brian – My Passer is a periodic hellion, but like him any way, and he lives with a Queen, an enormous French angel, and a blue-ringed angel as well. Use a lot of vitamins! They have between 18 and 20 rays in their dorsal fin and each of their pectoral fins, and 17 to 19 in their anal fin.

King Angelfish

However none of these marine angelfish are considered reef safe as they will severely nip at all types of sessile invertebrates. Also feeds on plankton. Juveniles will have the same white band running vertically across the body, but it is longer holacantthus slowly shrinks in length as the fish ages.

Larger crustaceans Shrimp, crabs The King Angelfish is a very hardy aquarium inhabitant, but like so many angelfish, it can get quite belligerent. Ultimately, the overall color will be a dark bluish gray or grayish green of the adults.


We appreciate your assistance in maintaining high quality control standards. Availability King Angelfish are commonly available in stores and online, and range in price from expensive to very expensive, depending on size. Order of introduction It is a good idea to make a wishlist and choosing the order so, that the least aggressive are introduced first. 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.

The King Angelfish is found on the the west side of this land bridge in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Queen Angelfish is found on the east side in the Western Atlantic. The pair both quiver and swim in spirals toward the surface of the water, then will simultaneously release their gametes.

King angelfish Holacanthus passer.

They are most likely to be affected if they are stressed holacanthis inappropriate housing or tank mates. They have not bred in captivity and hence can be very difficult to find in most hobby shops, although they are slightly more available through mail order companies.

King Angelfish, Holacanthus passer, Passer Angelfish

The most attractive is a dark blue form holacanthys has this coloration on the face, body and most of the dorsal and anal fins. Private conversation – saltvandsforum. Two King Angelfish can be added to a holacanhus well over well over gallons l as long as there are plenty of hiding places. If not stressed, they will have a stronger immune system to prevent infections. Tips for keeping Angelfish It is possible to keep various different sizes of Angelfish in the same aquarium, but it holaacanthus that one must choose species with care and that the conditions in the tank are optimum.

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. During a spawning cycle a pair can produce upwards of ten million fertilized eggsaveraging about 25,—75, daily.

Remove two fish that are constantly causing injury to each other immediately. This is based on holacanthjs medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years. Males are larger than females and have white pelvic fines,while the females have yellow pelvic fins.


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!

Water quality must also be very high, so that the fish do not get stressed for that reason either. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. These angelfish are commonly found at depths between 3. It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank. Monogenetic flukes are the most common parasitic infections angelfish are prone to contracting. Fish Diseases The King Angelfish are fairly hardy once they are established in captivity.

A further combination of the higher temperatures with medicated food will ;asser timely relief. While juveniles are somewhat behaved in a reef, adults will destroy all stony corals, clams, and most soft corals.

Coral Reef, Rocky Reef. Holacanthus are some of the hardier Angelfish, but they are still vulnerable to parasitic attack and need quality varied food with a good supply of nori and Spirulina. They prefer shallower waters, and they are sometimes found in tide pools.

Holacanthus passer – Wikipedia

Regular feeding, plenty holacanhhus hiding places and a lot of space can alleviate aggressive behavior to some degree. Large decorative shrimp, snails, crabs and bristle worms are generally safe to keep with the King Angelfish. Adults blue-grey with a vertical white bar on fore-body, blue margins on dorsal and anal fins and a red submargins, yellow tail and a patch of black containing blue spots on nape.