Fish Species

Regal Angelfish

Regal Angelfish - Description

The Regal Angelfish is also commonly known as the Royal Angelfish and Bluebanded Angelfish. It is a marine Angelfish and although makes a beautiful addition to a tropical aquarium, it is definitely not recommend for the beginner as is considered quite difficult to feed.

Popular Name: Regal Angelfish
Species: Pygoplites diacanthus

Profile of the Regal Angelfish

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

  • Size: Up to 25cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Krill

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 48m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, North and Western Indian Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Regal 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: Pygoplites diacanthus

  • Popular Name: Regal Angelfish - Royal Angelfish - Bluebanded Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Regal 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.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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