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Imperator angelfish

Imperator Angelfish

About Imperator angelfish:

The Imperator angelfish is commonly known as an Imperator or Imperial Angelfish in some parts of the world. Its scientific name is Pomacanthus imperator. It is unusually very beautiful both in juvenile and in an adult stage. The juvenile Imperator angelfish are blue with white stripes on them, and they look similar to the Koran angelfish. Imperator angelfish is regarded as one of the most expensive marine fish to buy. This is because they are not necessarily as hardy as compared to some of the other marine angels fish. You should have a completely cycled tank before you even think of introducing or purchasing this fish for your tank. They are quite large and can get larger, for example 15 inches (38 cm), and it should be kept in at least a 100 gallon aquarium.

Characteristics and Behaviors:

  1. Biological Name: Pomacanthus imperator
  2. Commonly known as: Imperator Angelfish, Imperial Angelfish
  3. Level of care: Moderate
  4. Their Size: Up to 15 inches
  5. Their life span: 10 - 15 years or more than that
  6. Temperature: 72F - 80F
  7. Their Origin or Habitat: Indo-Pacific region
  8. Behavior: They are sometimes aggressive with others and they may quickly become a dominant fish in the tank. Make sure you do not increase the number of Imperator angelfish in your tank because they not a good tank mates.
  9. Compatible Tank Mates: Be very careful while selecting tank mates. You should avoid anything small enough for them to eat, which would include smaller fish. They generally feed on smaller fish.
  10. Gender: There is no possible way or means to determine the differences between males and females Imperator angelfish.