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Species Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Authority: (Bloch, 1787)

Common Name: Blue King/Blue-Ringed Angelfish

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Delagoa Bay Mozambique to Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Australia

Size: 12 inches - 30 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal reefs between depths of 30 to 100 feet (10 - 30 m) and sometimes found under jetties in harbors

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of crustaceans, sponges, tunicates and some algae. Need a varied diet and numerous feeding per day. Popular aquarium fish that needs ample hiding places and prefers live food. They are quite territorial and can become destructive with age.

Aquarium Suitability: Better suited for the fish-only aquarium and needing an aquarium 180 gallons or larger.

Note: Captive bred species - yet ‘not’ widely available

Blue King/Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis) Photo Credit:Bob Fenner

Photo Credit: Bob Fenner

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