Queen angelfish for sale
The Queen angelfish for sale is a graceful and exquisite beauty. A spectacular icon in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic, these angelfish have a broad distribution ranging from Florida south to Brazil, throughout the Bahamas and into the Gulf of Mexico.
Its vibrant coloration is a blue to blue-green overall with yellow fins, a yellow tailfin, and its median fins edged in a radiant blue. However its most distinctive feature is the brilliant blue ‘crown’ at the nape. This crown sitting on its forehead is what led to its becoming known as the Queen Angel.
These angelfish are similar in shape to both the King Angelfish Holacanthus passer and the Blue Angelfish Holacanthus bermudensis, but in coloring they most closely resemble the Blue Angel.They differ primarily in pattern, notably the Blue Angelfish does not have a crown. Yet these two co-mingle in their native waters and naturally occurring hybrids are not uncommon. It’s actually thought that the entire population in Bermuda may consist of hybrids between these two species.
This angelfish is a long time aquarium favorite, popular with both European and American hobbyists. It is considered one of the hardiest angelfish and well suited for a beginner. But it is a gorgeous fish for any aquarist able and willing to accommodate it.
A tank that is at least 180 gallons or more is essential for its long term care. So its imperative to plan the rock placement accordingly. The tank should be fairly mature and having some algae and natural sponge growth on the rock is ideal. In nature these fish utilize the sunlight to absorb certain vitamins and thus avoid developing deficiencies, so a good spectrum light will also help this angelfish stay healthy.
This angelfish is aggressive and predatory so should only be house with similar temperament tankmates. Its best kept singly as it will fight with its own kind. It will also be aggressive with fish that are similar in size and color. It can be kept with other large angelfish, but only in very large tanks over 220 gallons. It’s best to add the least aggressive personalities first, add those with similar temperaments at the same time, and add the most aggressive personalities such as this angelfish last. Make sure all earlier additions have adjusted well and are eating before adding this fish, and monitor any new additions closely. This is not a reef-safe fish as it will eat the polyps of both hard and soft corals. It may be safe with more noxious soft corals however, and some invertebrates such as larger cleaner shrimp, snails, crabs, and bristle worms will be left alone.
Social Behaviors of Queen angelfish
The Queen angelfish for sale are aggressive. They are best house with squirrelfish, groupers, snappers, surgeonfish, triggerfish, and other similar temperament fish. Do not house them with passive fish like anthias, batfish, tilefish and butterflyfish, nor with slow moving or stationary fish like frogfishes and scorpionfishes. They have been known to nip the eyes of sharks, mistaking them for a large polyped stony coral (LPS)!. It is essential to adding this angelfish into the tank as the last resident, after all other fish are established.
These fish can be kept with some other angelfish if the tank is at least 220 gallons (833 l). They are aggressive to others members of their genus, but can sometimes be successful kept together if you add two that are of different size. Add the smaller fish first and put up a barrier between the two so the larger angelfish cannot harm the smaller, and observe their behavior. These fish may live in tanks with Pomacanthus angelfish, but again they should be added after Pomacanthus, and as the last resident. Avoid housing them with angelfish of similar size, shape, or color. Remove two fish that are constantly causing injury to each other immediately.
These fish are not considered reef tank safe. While juveniles are somewhat behaved in a reef, adults will destroy all corals except for possibly the most noxious soft corals from the family Alcyoniidae or the Octocorals, but they should be monitored. Yellow colonial polyps and Zoanthids have been known to be nipped at. Ornamental crabs and shrimp are usually left alone, but tubeworms will be eaten. It may be possible that a tank raised angelfish that has never seen a coral may be better behaved.