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Angelfish, LargeAngelfish, Large

Angelfish are considered by many to be the most beautiful fish associated with coral reefs. Many members of this family, known scientifically as the Pomacanthidae, grow too large for small and medium-size home aquariums. For example, most members of the genus Pomacanthus reach lengths in excess of 12 inches and require plenty of swimming room if they are to thrive in captivity. Yet there is one genus composed of smaller species, many of which readily acclimate to smaller aquariums. These are the members of the genera Centropyge, and to a lesser degree, Paracentropyge. These two genera are known commonly as pygmy or dwarf angelfish.

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Angelfish, Large

The most popular pick among marine fishes, Angelfish is a Butterfly Fish belonging to the Genus Pomacanthus. Also known as Large Angelfish, Queen Angel, Blue Face Angel, and French Angel, Angelfish, Large belongs to the Pomacanthidae family. Fresh Marine offers several beautiful Angelfish, Large in vibrant colors, to grace your aquarium. However, prior to delving into specific models, let us understand the following standards common to Angelfish, especially, Angelfish, Large.

Compatibility: Angelfish, Large are compatible with the other tank mates though, moderately aggressive towards other Angelfish, Large.
  • Habit & Habitat. Angelfish exist in all parts of the world and inhabit Coral Reefs, Lagoons, Reef Slopes, Drop Offs, Rocky Areas, and Rubble Areas. Angelfish, Large usually live in Pairs or Harems (more than one female per male). Members of a Harem have a unique ability of fully changing their gender when needed.
  • Morphology. Angelfish are hardy creatures and have a peculiar spine on the lower side of their cheeks, which is used both as an organ of defense and attack. The vibrantly colored Angelfish, Large can usually attain a maximum size of up to twenty inches in their natural habitat. While their some species change color as they grow, the members of Genicanthus have different colors between the two genders with males being more colorful and larger than their female counterparts are.
  • Ideal Marine Aquarium Environment. Angelfish, Large grow well in an aquarium with a temperature range of 72-78°F; Specific Gravity of 1.020-1.025; and pH level of water within 8.1-8.4. Ensure that your tank has ample hiding places (Rocks & Caves) for Angelfish, Large.
  • Aquarium Feeding. Angelfish, Large are Omnivorous and feed especially on Algae and Sponges. Therefore, they sustain well in an aquarium with Live Rocks, which have ample Algal growth for consumption. They can also eat zooplankton, but vegetables are an integral part of their diet.
  • Aquarium Breeding. Aquarium breeding of Angelfish, Large is very difficult.
  • Care. Anybody from fresher to expert can easily maintain an Angelfish, Large. However, it is important to note that these fish are usually aggressive towards each other. Therefore, try increasing their number only if you have a 3-4 months old aquarium of over 70 Gallons capacity and keep Angelfish, Large of different sizes in it. Moreover, introduce together, all the Angelfish, Large you plan to keep so that they grow together and develop compatibility with each other, instead of usual aggression and territorial disposition.

  • Let us now look at some of the best selling Angelfish, Large options available at Fresh Marine. We are providing a Genus based categorization here.

    Chaetodontoplus Genus. Requiring moderate care, except for the intensive care needed for Singapore Angelfish, these Angelfish, Large are semi-aggressive in nature and need a minimum tank size of 55-100 Gallons. The fish in this Genus usually attain a length of around 6.5”-9.5” in aquarium and most of the species available at Fresh Marine, come in small, medium, large, and XL sizes. Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi), Grey Poma Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus melanosoma), Personifier Angel (Chaetodontoplus personifier) (both, male and female genders available), and Singapore Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus) are the four key options available in the range.

    Genicanthus Genus. These Angelfish, Large require moderate care, except for the difficult to maintain Watanabei Angelfish, and are well compatible with the other invertebrate tank members. Genicanthus Angelfish, Large require an aquarium with a minimum capacity of 70-100 Gallons. Growing to a size of around 5.9”-7.1” in aquarium, these Angelfish, Large are Reef-compatible. Lamarck’s Angelfish (Genicanthus lamarck), SwallowTail Angelfish (Genicanthus melanospilos), and Watanabei Angelfish (Genicanthus watanabei) are some of the best options in the Genus.

    Holacanthus Genus. Requiring moderate care, except for the difficult to maintain Rock Beauty Angelfish, these Angelfish, Large are semi-aggressive in disposition. Fitting in a minimum tank capacity of 100 Gallons to heavy 180 Gallons, members of Holacanthus Genus grow up to a size of 7.9”-15.0” in aquarium. The specimens of this Genus are available at Fresh Marine in Small, Medium, Large, and XL size. Blue Angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis), Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) (including Juvenile), Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer), and Rock Beauty Angelfish (Holacanthus tricolor) are the key picks in the Genus, offered at Fresh Marine.

    Pomacanthus Genus. Widest of all Genuses, members of Pomacanthus Genus require moderate care, except for easy to maintain Maculosus Angelfish. Their semi-aggressive disposition and 11.8”-19.7” of size are suited for aquarium with a minimum capacity of 70-180 Gallons. Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Asfur Angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur), Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus), Maculosus Angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus), and Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) are some key options in the range. In addition, the Juveniles are also available for French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru), Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator), Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus Semicirculatus), Six Bar Angelfish (Pomacanthus sexstriatus), Annularis Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis), and Blueface Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon).

    Pygoplites Genus. These semi-aggressive, difficult to maintain Angelfish, Large should be handled by Expert Aquarists only. The members of this Genus are semi-aggressive in nature and should be kept in a 100 Gallons tank as they grow up to 9.8” in aquarium. Available in Small, Large, Medium, and XL sizes, Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus), is the only species of Pygoplites Genus, available at Fresh Marine.

    Apolmichthys Genus. Semi-aggressive Angelfish, Large of this Genus should be maintained by Expert Aquarists only. Growing from 7.9”-9.8”, these fish require a minimum tank size of 100 Gallons. This Genus is not reef compatible. Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus), and Flagfin Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) are a couple of options in the spectrum.

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