Clarion Angelfish (Holacanthus clarionensis) (09/05/18) / Species Spotlight – Aquarists have been describing certain species as holy grails for. Scientific Name, Holacanthus clarionensis. Reef Compatible, No. Care Level, Intermediate. Disposition, Semi-aggressive. Minimum Tank Size, gallons. Latin name, Holacanthus clarionensis – Gilbert, Common name, Clarion angelfish. Family, Pomacanthidae – Holacanthus. Origin, East Pacific. Max length .

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Anyway, my point is to keep your hydrometer reading high and constant for these and other deeper water species that are closely allied with invertebrate fauna. The species was described more than a century ago from the Revillagigedo Islands, situated roughly miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula.

Available here by Robert Bob Fenner. Space itself is not enough, there should also be sufficient hiding places so the fish do not have to fight over these. Regular feeding, plenty of hiding places and a lot of space can alleviate aggressive behavior to some degree. Species requiring more flarionensis a liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium.

Clarion angelfish

Family description Pomacanthidae Angelfish Pomacanthidae are known as some of the most colourful and impressive fish on the reef. It has supposedly been found all the way down to Cocos in Costa Rica and southwestward to Clipperton.

In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1.

This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years. Large crustaceans may eat them as they rest on the bottom at night this is how we collect them in quantityso choose their tankmates carefully.


This same sort of behavior can be seen among some of the tangs and surgeonfishes with a similar diet, and is likely a shared adaptation for avoiding the aggressive and territorial Stegastes damselfishes. Clarion Angel Holacanthus clar….

Requires a varied diet This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet. Especially Zoathus are swiftly eaten by the larger species. Also relevant to this discussion is the legendary Clipperton Angelfish H. Aquarists have been describing certain species as holy grails for as long as theyve been keeping fishes in little glass boxes, and high on this illustrious list is Mexicos visually stunning and exceedingly rare Clarion Angelfish.

English English Dansk Deutsch. Click on “framed” images to go to the larger size. Encyclopedia angelfishes Holacanthus clarionensis Source: Holacanthus clarionensis is a case study in how a small, geographically restricted population can become dramatically different in appearance.

No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates. Unfortunately, another expensive angel due to it’s isolation and holacantthus costs for collection clagionensis transport, the clarion angel is perhaps the hardiest, most undemanding species of marine angelfishes. Conditions Habitat The larger the better and with plenty O’ nooks and crannies. Keeping more than one emperor angelfish together – English Froese, R.

Clarion angelfish – Wikipedia

The demands of the individual species can vary widely. With foods continuously available, your Holacanthus should appear robust to rotund, they do in the wild.

Recent molecular study has suggested that both H. While small annularis clarionebsis are cheap enough that you m…. Intertidal specimens, as you might surmise are more tolerant compared to deeper water types.


But as different as the adults of these three species look, their evolutionary closeness can be seen with the many similarities shared in their juvenile colorations. Make convenient some foodstuff for a holacanthuus part of the day that your specimen can mack and snack on at it’s leisure; shellfish and gelatin-emulsified “formula” foods are especially good for this.

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References and further reading About references Niels K. Of a necessity, our commercial ventures lcarionensis required temporary days to a few weeks of high clariionensis. Somewhere down the line I will provide you a release of some work Dlarionensis synthesized from others’ on this exact issue in relation to another species, one of the two California damselfishes, the garibaldi Hypsypops rubicunda.

Aggressive This species can be extremely aggressive towards other fish. A good rule of thumb is ten gallons per one inch of angel. The larger the better and with plenty O’ nooks and crannies.

Females appear larger, rounder and slightly less intensely orange. Private conversation – saltvandsforum. Of course there are exceptions to the table below as to just how big a tank should be in order to stand a good chance of success. Description These fish turn orange in adulthood and lose their blue juvenile markings.