Bluering Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)

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Bluering Angelfish

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Adult Bluering Angelfish

Pomacanthus annularis

681 Litres (180 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Blue Ring Angelfish, Blue King Angelfish, Annularis Angelfish

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon annularis, Pomacanthodes annularis

Origin[edit | edit source]

East coast of Africa through Indonesia, and New Guinea to New Caledonia, and southern Japan

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should not be kept with most invertebrates, particularly soft corals and sponges, which comprise their diet.

Diet[edit | edit source]

A good mix of prepared and fresh or frozen food, such as squid and sponge based flake food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

It is a very territorial fish, and should not be kept with other species of Angelfish in a small tank. However, they can be kept together in a tank large enough.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mixes with suitable tankmates.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Juveniles have a black body with alternating white, and blue stripes, while adults have an orange or golden brown body with curved horizontal stripes radiating from the pectoral fin area to the posterior portion of the dorsal area.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Captive bred specimens are available. They are bred, and reared in land-based saltwater ponds in Bali, Indonesia.

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