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Queen Angelfish /Holacanthus ciliaris

Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is moderately difficult to keep.

Maintenance:
This angelfish survives mainly on sponges so make sure you can get an angel formula with sponge in it. It is important that you feed angelfish all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. Best to feed small amounts several times a day. A good formula that can be made at home consists of mussels, shrimp, squid, and spinach.

Habitat: Natural geographic location:
Western Atlantic coral reefs from Brazil to Florida, the Bahamas, and the Gulf or Mexico. Found at depths up to 70 meters (230 ft.)

Natural Foods:
Eats mainly sponges with small amounts of algae, tunicates, hydroids, and bryozoans. A wide variety of sponges is eaten. Juveniles have been known to clean other fish of external parasites.

Social Behaviors:
Found singly or in pairs.

Sexual differences:
Unknown.

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

Breeding/Reproduction
Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild.

Temperature:
No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lies between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 45 cm (18 inches).

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 100 gallon aquarium is recommended.

Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
No special requirements.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
No special requirements.

Availability:
This fish is generally rarely available and is expensive.


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