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Angelfish, Large Marine

Large Angels Require Larger Filtration Many of the larger angelfish require very good water quality. So effective filtration goes a long way in keeping your large angelfish healthy. The best way to provide good water conditions is with a good amount of live rock. The bulk of the nitrification and denitrification for the aquarium are provided by your live rock. Anaerobic denitrifying bacteria in the interior of the porous live rock keep the nitrate levels low by converting the nitrates to harmless nitrogen gas almost as fast as they are formed. Along with a good amount of live rock, good protein skimming, and enough water changes to keep the pollutants down. We also always recommend a good refugium, in this case it needs to be large, with a healthy growth of macro-algaes to pull the pollutants out of the water. Maintenance needed in the Large Angelfish aquarium can be very different depending on your aquariums specifics. These will include the size of your marine tank, the quantity and species of marine fish in the tank, how much live rock you have, what other filtration is used, feeding regime, etc. Here's a good example: A 200-gallon reef housing a 6" Imperator Angelfish, along with a dozen smaller fish will be very low maintenance, while a 200-gallon reef housing this time a 10" Imperator Angelfish, and then you also have 3 or 4 other larger marine fish and not much live rock to bolster your filtration will now require some frequent water changes in order to maintain good water conditions.

Overcoming the Feeding Problems of Large Angels One of the greatest obstacles to overcome with any new saltwater fish is getting your marine fish to feed. Unless aquarium conditioned prior to shipping like Aquarium Creations believes in, www.Aquariumcreationsonline.net), your marine fish likely will be overly stressed due to first being collected, then held at the collectors site, then shipped to a trans-shipper (Many times not being fed), then finally on to your Local Saltwater Fish Store where you finally see and buy it often way to soon! In the best of cases, by the time you get your new fish to your aquarium, it may have gone a couple weeks without eating much of anything. It is our experience that very often saltwater fish that haven't eaten for a long period of time will refuse to eat, as if it has no appetite even for its favorite meal in the ocean. For this reason, if you are purchasing local ALWAYS have the aquarium store demonstrate that the fish is eating prior to taking your fish home and note what he ate.

It Doesn't Matter What Your Water Quality Is Like If Your Angelfish Won't Eat If your fish are malnourished or developing deficiencies from dietary needs it doesn't matter what your water quality is like. Large Angelfish must be introduced into a well-established aquarium with an ample supply of algae and other live rock growth present to feed on because for most all species this is their primary food source in nature. By providing this type of habitat it stimulates their feeding instincts, which in turn helps them adjust to accepting tank fed foods such as Spirulina, nori and other dried or frozen preparations for herbivores, vitamin-enriched and color enhanced "marine" flakes, live brine or mysid shrimps, finely chopped dried or frozen crustacean or other high-quality meaty fares suitable for carnivores. Foods that are not already vitamin-enriched can be soaked in a liquid vitamin supplement such as Selcon. This is especially crucial for Large Angelfish which are prone to characteristic disease problems if their diet is deficient in key nutrients and vitamins. The most serious of these are head and lateral line erosion (HLLE) and vitamin A blindness (Fenner 2004). Head and lateral line erosion is associated with a deficiency of one or more of the following nutrients: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, calcium, or phosphorus. It can effectively be prevented by feeding Angelfish foods high in vegetable fiber and rich in calcium and vitamins C and D. Similarly, blindness in Marine Angelfish can result from a deficiency of Vitamin A (Fenner 2004). Also Vitamin A blindness in Large Angelfish has been proven to come from angelfish that have not received enough green algae foods in their diet.

Proper Foods For Large Angelfish Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods. Use both and alternate when feeding. Along with the frozen preparations feed vitamin-enriched and color enhanced "marine" flakes, live brine and mysid shrimp, finely chopped dried or frozen crustaceans along with finely chopped high-quality meaty foods such as table shrimp, clam, oyster, silver sides, smelts, all suitable for carnivores. For foods that are not already vitamin-enriched, please soak them before feeding in a liquid vitamin supplement such as Selcon. It will make a difference in your angelfishes health and longevity. Finally with either a rubber band on a rock or feeding clips, keep your aquarium loaded with macroalgae and sheet algae to assure that the angelfish always have something to graze on throughout the day. Feed Nori (cheapest method from oriental food stores), along with occasional feedings of live macroalgae.

Large Marine Angelfish Difficulty Chart

All of our Angelfish are guaranteed to ship healthy, and be eating well when received. But of course its very important to know the difficulty level of what you are ordering.


    Easy
  • Asfur Angelfish, Pomacanthus asfur
  • Black Velvet, Gray Poma Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus melanosoma
  • Maculosus Angelfish, Pomacanthus maculosus
  • Passer Angelfish, Holacanthus passer
  • Queen Angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris
  • Xanthurus (Cream) Angelfish, Apolemichthys xanthurus
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    Moderate
  • Annularis Angelfish, Pomacanthus annularis
  • Black Angelfish (Grey) Angelfish, Pomacanthus arcuatus
  • Blueline Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis
  • Blueface Angelfish, Pomacanthus xanthometopon
  • Blue Angelfish, Holacanthus bermudensis
  • Chrysurus Angelfish, Pomacanthus chrysurus
  • Cortez Angelfish, Pomacanthus zonipectus
  • Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator
  • False Personifer Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus meredithi
  • French Angelfish, Pomacanthus paru
  • Goldflake Angelfish, Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus
  • Griffis Angelfish, Apolemichthys griffisi
  • Joculator Angelfish, Centropyge joculator
  • Koran Angelfish, Pomacanthus semicirculatus
  • Majestic Angelfish, Blue Girdled Angelfish, Pomacanthus navarchus
  • Scribbled Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
  • Spotbreast (Swallowtail) Angelfish, Genicanthus melanospilos
  • Zebra Lyretail Angelfish, Genicanthus caudovittatus
    Difficult
  • Black Bandit Angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus
  • Bluespotted Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus
  • Regal Angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus
  • Rock Beauty Angelfish, Holacanthus tricolor
  • Singapore Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
  • Six Bar Angelfish, Pomacanthus sexstriatus
  • Watanabei Angelfish, Genicanthus watanabei
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Special Note: When you see "Aquarium Conditioned" on one of our featured saltwater fish, it means the fish have gone through our Aquarium Conditioning Process which is from 26 days to 60 days long, depending on species. During this time the arriving ocean fresh fish first go through Quarantine, then go into our aquarium life systems. In our aquarium life systems they will get used to aquarium life and we work on getting them to eat well through a special process we use to change ocean fresh saltwater fish over to our aquarium conditioned fish. The process includes enough time to let us have confidence sending marine fish to you knowing they will do well in proper aquarium conditions and they will also eat well, which are the two most important factors if you expect a long life saltwater aquarium fish.

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Aquarium Conditioned
Singapore Angelfish
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
Picture of Singapore Angelfish

Description: A popular Angel, the Singapore Angel is a very attractive specimen that can be kept with other Angels in a nice community type tank or reef type aquarium. It is a shallow water fish found from just below the surface down to about 60 feet of water. They are endemic to the western Pacific, with a range that stretches from Japan to Indonesia. Also known as the Vermiculated Angelish, they are quite hardy and take to frozen foods quickly. Fully grown adult size is approximately 6 inches.

Tank Recommendations: Minimum tank size for the Singapore Angel should be 75 gallons. If multiple fish of that size will be housed we would recommend going up to a minimum of 120 gallons. The psychological stress which comes from a saltwater fish not having its necessary size will often show in a break down of the immune response leading to disease. Your angelfish requires a mature tank where algae is growing well, lots of live rock and a fine sand or coral rubble substrate.

Reef Compatibility: Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Difficult

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 32"; Large: 3" to 4"

Small $29.99 Medium $33.99 Large $39.99



Aquarium Conditioned
Regal Angelfish
Pygoplites diacanthus, Indonesia
Picture of Regal Angel

Description Of all the fish in the ocean, the Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) is among the most beautiful. Unfortunately, it is also among the most difficult for a novice aquarist to keep in an aquarium. However, given the proper attention to detail and an environment that caters to the Regal's specific needs, it can thrive in an aquarium for many years.


Tank Recommendations: Maximum size for an adult Regal Angelfish in an aquarium is around 10 inches. The psychological stress which comes from a saltwater fish not having its necessary size will often show in a break down of the immune response leading to disease. Therefore the minimum tank size for the Regal Angel should be 150 to 180 gallons. If multiple marine fish of a larger size will be housed we recommend a minimum 250 to 300 gallons. Your angelfish requires a mature tank with caves, crevices or rocky places with plenty of protection, therefore supply your tank with plenty of live rock for hiding places and provide a good live sand bottom.

Reef Compatibility:Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Difficult

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Small up to 2"; Medium 2" to 3 1/2"; Large: 3 1/2" to 5" ; XLarge: 5" to 7"

Small $94.99 Medium $109.99
Large $169.99 XLarge $349.99


Aquarium Conditioned
French Angelfish
Pomacanthus paru
Picture of French Angel fish

Description: The French angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) is a large angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in the western Atlantic from New York and the Bahamas to Brazil, and also the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Common in shallow reefs, occurs usually in pairs often near sea fans. In the wild they feed on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates. The French Angelfish Pomacanthus paru is a handsome fish that's quite durable and has a great personality. Juveniles specimens are very colorful and much sought after by aquarists, but even as adults they are quite attractive.


Tank Recommendations: Asfur Angelfish grow to an adult size of 16 inches in the wild and need to be kept in a tank of at least 180 gallons. The psychological stress which comes from a saltwater fish not having its necessary size will often show in a break down of the immune response leading to disease. If multiple marine fish of a larger size will be housed we recommend a minimum 250 to 300 gallons. The Asfur Angelfish is a docile angel, in the wild the Asfur likes caves, crevices or rocky places with plenty of protection, therefore supply your tank with plenty of live rock for hiding places and provide a good live sand bottom.

Reef Compatibility:Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Adult Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 7"; Show: 7" to 88";

Juvenile Small $89.99 Medium $94.99 Large $99.99
Adult Small $99.99 Medium $139.99 Large $199.99 XLarge $349.99 Show $499.99


Aquarium Conditioned
Juvenile Koran Angelfish
Pomocanthus semicirculatus
Picture of Juvenile Koran Angel

Description: The juvenile Koran Angel is a favorite of many aquarists. A good choice for aquariums because juveniles angels always adapt quicker to captivity. Another point is that the Koran can successfully be kept with other full sized Angelfish, as long as the tank is large enough. When looking at the Koran angel you will notice many juvenile angels have a close Blue and White striped appearance to the Koran Angel. All have lines but the shapes of the lines are different. The Imperator has white lines in a full circle, The Blue Face Angel, straight white lines, and the Koran is half circles. That's why its scientific name is Semicirculatus.

Tank Recommendations: Max size for a Juvenile Koran is around 5 inches. Adult Koran Angelfish max size around 15 inches. There's psychological stress when a saltwater fish does not have a large enough room to have a territory of its own. It will often show in a break down of the immune response leading to disease. The tank must have live sand substrate and plenty of live rock for grazing, shelter,and territory. The minimum tank size for a Juvenile Koran is 100 gallons. If your planning to keep the Koran through Adult you need an aquarium of 180+ size. If multiple marine fish of a larger size will be housed we recommend a minimum 300+ gallons depending on the quantity and type of of fish you are planning.

Reef Compatibility:Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1 1/4" to 1-3/4"; Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2" ; Large: 2-1/2" to 4";


Small $49.99 Medium $59.99 Large $69.99

Aquarium Conditioned
Red Sea Asfur Angelfish
Pomacanthus asfur
Picture of Asfur Angel

Identification: The Red Sea Asfur Angelfish Pomacanthus asfur is unusually beautiful both as a juvenile and as an adult. Other common names the Asfur Angelfish are known by are the Arabian Angelfish, Crescent Angelfish, and Half Moon Angelfish. The Asfur has bold colors but not the bold dominant personality seen in some other large angels. These angelfish are some of the easiest to get along with of the Pomacanthus group, with a friendly disposition.

Tank Recommendations: The Asfur can grow to 16 inches therefore should be provided with an established 225+ gallon aquarium. If multiple marine fish of a larger size will be housed we recommend a minimum 300 to 500 gallons depending on what else you are adding in. The tank must have live sand substrate and plenty of live rock for grazing, shelter,and territory. Asfur's swim at depths of 50 feet and less over shallow areas of coral growth, and are OK with bright lighting which shows off their beautiful coloring.


Reef Compatibility:Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 7"


Small $169.99 Medium $199.99 Large $319.99 XLarge $479.99




Aquarium Conditioned
Goldflake Angelfish
Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus, Hawaii
Picture of Goldflake Angel

Identification: Goldflake Angelfish also are called Gold-spangled Angelfish is one of the hardier aquarium angelfish. With Brilliant golden spots all over the body it looks like a swimming golden bar in your aquarium. Just as unforgettable in this angel it has a bright blue mouth that looks amazing and its fins are framed in the same neon blue color. They look great in just about all lighting systems and spectra. A newcomer in both the scientific community and the aquarium hobby. It was only just described in 1973 and has been a rare sight in the hobby.

Tank Recommendations: The Goldflake Angel can grow to 10 inches in the wild therefore should be provided with an established 150+ gallon aquarium. If multiple marine fish of a larger size will be housed we recommend a minimum 225 on up depending on what else you are adding. The tank must have live sand substrate and plenty of live rock for grazing, shelter,and territory. Asfur's swim at depths of 50 feet and less over shallow areas of coral growth, and are OK with bright lighting which shows off their beautiful coloring.


Reef Compatibility:Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. Large Angelfish must get vitamin b12, vitamin d3, vitamin e, beta carotene, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: up to 2"; Small/Medium: 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5" Large 5" to 6"


Small $429.99 Small/Medium $439.99
Medium $449.99 Medium/Large $479.99
Large $549.99




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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, colors and sizes may vary.

*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a *Guarantee Restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restircted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition.