Annularis Angelfish (juvenile) (Pomacanthus annularis)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 197 ft. Size: 18 in. Jumps: No Space: 180+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Sponges, tunicates, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton
Natural History: The Annularis Angelfish is found on coral and rocky reefs in more turbid waters than most other Pomacanthids. It has been observed around piers and shipwrecks. While juveniles are solitary, adults are generally found in pairs. Adults have markedly different colors (orange, blue, white) than juveniles (vertical blue/black bands).
Husbandry: The Annularis Angelfish will likely be very shy when first introduced to a home aquarium. Live rock with large hiding places should be available during acclimation to allow this fish to hide when necessary. After acclimation, it should feed heartily on a variety of offerings. It should recognize its owner as a source of food and anticipate feeding when the owner is near the aquarium. Adults may become aggressive toward other angelfish, and other large species of fish. This species has lived up to 16 years in captivity.
AKA: Blue-ring Angelfish
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