Fish Species

Passer Angelfish

Passer Angelfish - Description

The Passer Angelfish is also known as the King Angelfish due to its size. It is not a recommended choice for the reef aquarium as it will damage coral by trying to eat it! It need plenty of rocks, these are used as hiding places and also as a food source (algae).

It differs from other species of Angelfish as its coloring completely changes as it matures from a juvenile to an adult.

Profile of the Passer Angelfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Passer Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen and Live food

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 30m

  • Behaviour: Like other Angelfish they are aggressive to their own species

  • Range: Western Atlantic: Brazil to Florida and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil

Scientific Classification of the Passer Angelfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Holacanthus passer

  • Popular Name: Passer Angelfish - King Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Passer Angelfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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