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The Emperor Angelfish, scientifically known as Pomacanthus imperator, is a majestic and highly sought-after saltwater fish species that captivates with its vibrant colors and regal appearance. With its striking pattern and graceful swimming, the Emperor Angelfish is a centerpiece addition to any marine aquarium.


The Emperor Angelfish boasts a bold coloration and distinct patterning that sets it apart. Juvenile specimens exhibit a dark blue to black body adorned with electric blue and white concentric lines, while adult individuals develop a brilliant yellow body with horizontal black stripes and a striking electric blue crown. Their large, fan-like fins elegantly trail behind as they gracefully navigate the water. They can grow up to 15 inches in length, making them suitable for larger saltwater aquariums.


Known for their territorial nature, Emperor Angelfish should be kept in spacious tanks with ample hiding spots and plenty of swimming space. Providing live rock formations, caves, and coral structures can help create a natural and stimulating environment. It is best to introduce them to an established tank as they may exhibit aggression towards other similarly shaped fish.


Feeding the Emperor Angelfish requires a varied diet consisting of high-quality marine flakes, pellets, and frozen foods. Supplementing their diet with meaty fare such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and spirulina-based foods will help maintain their vibrant colors and overall health.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-82°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.020-1.025
  • Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels should be closely monitored and kept at low levels.


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Emperor Angel

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