Emperor Angelfish

Species information for the Emperor Angelfish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pomacanthus Imperator

    COMMON NAME - Emperor Angelfish

    SIZE - 15" (38 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 135 US Gal. (511 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Spirulina and marine algae, mysid shrimp, frozen shrimp, and angel food preparations. Feed at least 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will nip at large polyped stony corals, soft corals, and clam mantles. With caution can be kept with small polyped stony corals and the more noxious soft corals

    CAPTIVE CARE - Adults are sometimes poor feeders, and subject to multiple infestations of parasites. Adults are noted for color loss and are subject to head and lateral line erosion. In order to obtain the best adult coloration from a juvenile a varied diet which includes vitamin enriched and color enhancing foods should be offered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 14, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 17, 2008