Blue Angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis)

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Blue Angelfish

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Blue Angelfish

Holacanthus bermudensis

946 Litres (250 US G.)

40-45 cm (15.7-17.7")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-20 years

Family

Pomacanthidae





Additional names

Blue Angelfish, Bermuda Angelfish

Additional scientific names

Holacanthus ciliaris bermudensis, Holacanthus isabelita, Angelichthys isabelita


Origin

Western Atlantic, from Bermuda, Bahamas and off southern Florida, USA to the Gulf of Mexico, including Yucatan, Mexico

Sexing

Difficult to tell as juveniles. Male adults are somewhat larger then females.

Tank compatibility

Best housed with tank-mates that are a energetic as this fish

Diet

It will take most foods including pellets, live and frozen foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank; may nip at clams, and corals.

Behaviour

Compatible with most peaceful fish of equal size as a juvenile. As it grows, it will become more aggressive and territorial.

Identification

Large angelfish with elongated dorsal and anal fins. Blue/brown body and the soft parts of dorsal and anal fins and caudal fins with wide yellow margins. The pelvic fins are bright yellow, and the pectorals are blue basally, clear distally, with a broad yellow band separating the two colours.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This species can hybridise with the Queen Angelfish. Resulting hybrids are called Townsend's Angelfish.

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