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Saltwater Angelfish Care Guide
How to Care For Saltwater Angelfish
Saltwater angelfish can be very challenging to keep. They are finicky eaters and most of them die when they are brought home. Doing a lot of reading and online research about these saltwater fishes have allowed me to successfully keep them in my home aquarium.
My favorite saltwater angelfish is the emperor angel, scientific name Pomacanthus imperator. Here he is pictured below in my 10 gallon aquarium, yes you read that correctly, 10 gallons, but he is the only fish I keep in there. I don't keep any other fish or corals or anemones because the emperor angelfish will bully the other fish and he will also eat both the corals and anemones.
I do a 2 gallon water change every week and I run a 100 watt heater at 78 degrees.
Easy Saltwater Angelfish To Keep
Many dwarf angelfish, they are dwarf because they don't grow larger than 6 inches, are relatively easy to keep because they are very hardy from the beginning and they readily eat every type of food given to them such as flake, pellet, frozen brine shrimp, blood worms, you name it.
The list below represents easy to keep dwarf angelfish:
- Flame angel
- Eibli angel
- Six-bar angel
- Multi-bar angel
- Singapore angel
The list below represents easy to keep large angelfish:
- Blue girdle angelfish
- Half moon angelfish
- Blue line angelfish
- King angelfish
- Gray angelfish
Moderate Saltwater Angelfish To Keep
Emperor and queen angelfishes can be challenging to keep because of their finicky eating habits and also they are more prone to several diseases. The list below represents saltwater angelfish that require more care than more of the common easier saltwater angelfish to keep but these angelfishes should readily accept frozen foods like brine shrimp.
- Emperor angelfish
- Queen angelfish
- King angelfish
- Cortez angelfish