Showing posts with label Royal Angelfish. Show all posts
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2016-12-02

REGAL ANGELFISH Care - Pygoplites diacanthus

The Regal Angel is thought of by several hobbyists to be one of the most lovely big angels in the market. Currently its also one of the toughest to house in the aquarium.

English: Pygoplites diacanthus, Pomacanthidae,...
Pygoplites diacanthus, Pomacanthidae, Royal Angelfish
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Its scientific designation given to this beauty is Pygoplites Diacanthus. Currently its the lone member of the genus Pygoplites. The regal angelfish has a extensive intense yellow main body including vertical white streaks that are outlined by blue.

Similar to all members of the large angel family, juveniles wear a noticeably unusual coloration pattern than adults. Young specimens do not have blue coloration and are commonly seen bearing yellow along with white with a distinctive spot close to the tail.

They are acknowledged to better a foot in length in the wild. In the aquarium however, they usually attain a maximum length of roughly twelve inches.

They are generally found all over the Indo-Pacific, Fiji and various areas in Africa. Fishes collected from the Philippines as well as Indonesia do not fare very well in captivity and normally have a excessive death percentage. This might have something to do with collection methods.

In their natural habitats these fish are grazers that feed solely on tunicates and sponges. This really is the chief reason why Regal Angelfish typically do badly in captivity. They may be tricky eaters that usually starve to death over a length of time. They must be offered a great mixture of seafood, saltwater seaweed strips and in particular sponges daily if possible.



Always quarantine your fishes to make certain they are disease and parasite free. Sometimes you may well come upon two inch juveniles for sale at the saltwater store. Resist the urge to purchase them if you do not have a large enough saltwater tank. The regal angelfish is the most beautiful and highly regarded large angelfish by enthusiasts. Alas, their high mortality percentage in captivity does put off a lot of hobbyists.
    By Indran Manickam
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    All manner of popular marine aquarium angelfish are covered including the genus Centropyge, emperor angel and other species as well.
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