Fish Species

Emperor Angelfish

Emperor Angelfish - Description

The Emperor Angelfish is a reef dwelling marine angelfish. Juvenile Emperors are dark blue in color and have blue and white stripes around their body.

The adults however, have yellow and blue stripes, with black around the eyes and a white mouth. It can take over two years for the Juvenile's coloring to change to its adult color. The picture above shows an adult Emperor. Like other Angelfish, the Emperor is very territorial and aggressive towards its own species and smaller fish.

Profile of the Emperor Angelfish

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

  • Size: Up to 40cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 22-25 Degrees. PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, Marine Preparations

  • Temperament: Aggressive towards other Angelfish, keep a single species

  • Habitat: Cave and Ledges at depths of up to 100m

  • Behaviour: Aggressive, territorial

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Emperor 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: Pomacanthus imperator

  • Popular Name: Emperor Angelfish - Imperial Angelfish - Dilar - Pata - Red Sea Emperor Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Emperor 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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