Pomacanthidae – Pomacanthus
East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Australia,
|| 33.0 cm (13.0″) |
700 l (185 gal)
Suitable for aquarium
Suitable with care
Not reef safe
Aggressive towards other species
polyp stone coral (LPS)Small
polyp stone coral (SPS)
(Eg. seaweed / nori)Small
crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia…)Larger
crustaceans (Shrimp, crabs…)Other
Tips for keeping Angelfish
It is possible to keep
various different sizes of Angelfish in the same aquarium, but it means that
one must choose species with care and that the conditions in the tank are
Here are some suggestions
to increase the chances of success:
Choice of species
It is important not to
choose species that are too similar, the greater the variance, the larger the
chance of success. It is also advantageous to choose fish of different sizes.
Two young Angelfish of the same same size and pattern for example are a bad
idea. One should of course avoid the most aggressive species.
Order of introduction
It is a good idea to make a
wishlist and choosing the order so, that the least aggressive are introduced
first. When adding similar sized Ange fish it works best if they are introduced
There should be enough
space in the aquarium, but it is difficult to give specific advice. Of course
there are exceptions to the table below as to just how big a tank should be in
order to stand a good chance of success. Space itself is not enough, there
should also be sufficient hiding places so the fish do not have to fight over
100 gal (400 liters):
Several small Angelfish (<15cm) can live together.
240 gal (900 liters):
Several medium Angelfish (< 20cm) can live together.
400 gal (1500 liters):
Several large Angelfish (<25cm) can live together.
Food and water quality
It is always helpful to
give the fish a varied diet, so they can withstand the occasional stress
situation when for example new fish are introduced. Water quality must
also be very high, so that the fish do not get stressed for that reason either.
Corals suitable for an aquarium with Angelfish
It can be a challenge to
keep corals together with Angelfish, since the latter eat most soft corals
and LPS. Especially Zoathus are swiftly eaten by the larger species.
It is however possible to build up a mixed coral aquarium with Angelfish. If some of the following corals are choosen there is a good chance the Angelfish will leave them alone; Hammer corals, Bubble corals, Star polyps, Disc anemones and others.
Most of the SPS corals can be kept with Angelfish.
You can order for the angelfish or check our stock list from:
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