The offspring of Holacanthus passer are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Holacanthus passer, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Holacanthus passer, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
In nature a shy loner which rarely could be found in groups up to 30 animals (Helmut Debelius/Rudi Kutier). In its habitat, the Cortez-Sea, the fish has to accept colder temperatures. Juvenile imperators are cleaning fishes. In its area occur mainly sea fans and zoanthids. Like all imperators it can pick nudibranch.
Haltung seit nun 4 Jahren zusammen mit Weichkorallen LPS
Keine Belästigung der Korallen durch picken oder zupfen.
Frisst getrocknete Algen und Flockenfutter , Krill Mysis Artemia werden verschmäht. Der Holocanthus passer
ist in der Lage den anderen Fischen im Aquarium deutlich zu zeigen, wer das Sagen hat. Ein ausgewachsener, sehr grosser
Rotmeerdoktorfisch, welcher aufgrund ausgeprägter Aggressivität abgegeben wurde, teilt mit dem Mexiko Kaiserfisch das Becken allerdings kam nie der Versuch auf dem Mexiko Kaiserfisch den Rang streitig zu machen.
Holacanthus passer also known as King angelfish is found in the warm waters of the Eastern Pacific. They are common found in the rocks near shore. From the Sea of Cortez to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands. Found at depths from 4 to 30 meters. As adult species the King angelfish has a dark blue body. Yellow to orange markings on dorsal as well as anal fins. Round area, "crown" of light blue spots on forehead.
The King angelfish is a feeder upon live sponges in the wild, will also feed upon small crustaceans, somtimes graze upon filamentous algae, and is capable of feeding upon numerous groups of sessile invertebrates, particularly tunicates and bryozoans. Since Holacanthus passer survives on sponges so make sure you can get the right food in captivity. In the wild Holacanthus passer is known to act as cleaner fish, eating external parasites, from sharks!
In the aquarium Holacanthus passer is known to become aggressive towards their own species so you should keep only one per aquarium. Since the King angelfish is very territorial it should not be kept with other angelfish and should be introduced last in a community tank.
Eastern Pacific, Gulf of California to Galapagos Islands; 25 cm; not common
Usually aggressive toward other fishes in the same tank; can tolerate cooler waters;
cleaner as juveniles; easily kept if kept alone
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