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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Parasites on marine fish kept with live rock or in any type of reef environment can be extremely difficult to treat. Its tankmates need to be equally aggressive and fast moving.

These angelfish are very aggressive and will harass new fish added after them, which can make them difficult to find suitable tank mates for. 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.

In nature they breed from April to November, with peak spawning on a daily basis during October and November. 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 holacanthua can work. Angelfish Pomacanthidae are known as some of the most colourful and impressive fish on the reef. Two young Angelfish of the same same size and pattern for example are a bad idea.

It is however possible to build up a mixed coral aquarium with Angelfish. Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.

Holacanthsu may also supplement their diet with a very small amount holacantuus meaty fare such as brine and mysis shrimps, along with finely chopped marine flesh. It’s best to do water changes to help the fish’s natural immune system kick in. It may be possible that a tank raised angelfish that has never seen hooacanthus coral may be better behaved, but there’s no guarantee.


Holacanthus passer king angelfish or passer angelfish is a large marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Hllacanthus range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Spawn daily throughout golacanthus lunar cycle Ref. A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens.

King angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

Keeping more than one emperor angelfish together – English. Species requiring more than a liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium. King angelfish are quite dominant and can be abusive to smaller or more docile tankmates, or angelfish that are lower on the social hierarchy for whatever reason.

Hermaphroditic This species can change gender from female to male. One should of course avoid the most aggressive species. Data provided by FishBase.

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Food Maybee Zooplankton Cyclops, pods Juveniles start with a body that’s orange to the front and brown to the back. If there are insufficient algae on the rocks, it is important to feed more frequently and supplement with algae rich food e.

This extended strip of hloacanthus now separates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, and connects the two vast continents of North and South America. Views Read Edit View history. Especially the smaller ones are very quarrelsome. 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 somewhat popular as aquarium fish; however, their large size, specialized diet, and high cost make them comparatively poor pets. A condition called nutritional blindness, caused by inappropriate levels of meaty foods, can occur in angelfish around 6 to 8 months after taken into captivity. Moderate vulnerability 35 of Ornamental crabs and shrimp are usually left alone, but tubeworms will be eaten. This angelfish is a grazer, so having plenty of live rock with natural macro algae growing on the surface is very helpful both initially for a new juvenile, and for long term maintenance.


Requires plenty of space for swimming. The edges of their dorsal and anal fins are trimmed in 2 colors, orange below and a thinner line of bright blue on top. The tank should be mature with live rock that has plenty of naturally growing algae to supplement their diet. They are diurnal and feed on spongesother sessile invertebrateszooplanktonand certain species of benthic microalgae.

This species revels in swimming and requires an aquarium with ample space. It gave no warning that it was even sick or dying.

Any other angels should not be the same size, nor have a similar color or body shape. References and further reading About references Niels K. Encyclopedia angelfishes Holacanthus passer Source: Pawser, Frogfishs and similar. If you see multiple errors on the page for this species, please report these in separate forms by clicking on this button again after submitting this form.

King angelfish primarily inhabit the middle and bottom of the water column of rocky tropical reefs, [1] including in the larger crevices between rocks, and juveniles can occasionally be found in tide pools.

Use meaty foods sparingly.

Do not house them with passive fish like anthias, batfish, tilefish and butterflyfish, nor with slow moving or stationary fish like frogfishes and scorpionfishes. Private conversation – saltvandsforum.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Entered by Luna, Susan M. The foods they eat are somewhat dependent on their size and sex. Thank you for highlighting this error. This is also true of the Pomacanthus genus of angelfish, as an example see the French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru. Offer 2 to 3 feedings pqsser day with only holacanthux amount that can be consumed in about 5 minutes.

Ultimately, the overall color will be a dark bluish gray or grayish green of the adults.