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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Holacanthus are known for their aggressiveness, so one must have a large tank to keep these fish. But in captivity, a wide variety of foods are accepted, making these some of the easiest and hardiest pomacanthids to keep. A few damsels as dither fish are recommended. This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years.

A dentist by profession, Dr. Reef safe with luck: A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens. English English Dansk Deutsch. Most of the SPS corals can be kept with Angelfish. Tips for keeping Angelfish It is possible to keep various different sizes of Angelfish in the same aquarium, but it means that one must choose species with care and that the conditions in the tank are optimum.

Reef safe with caution: Aquarium Fish Magazine, August Taxonomy, Relation With Other Groups Clarions are members of the marine angelfish family Pomacanthidae, presently divided into seven genera. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. Special aquariums may cover tanks with low salinity, sub-tropical temperature, deep sand bed, sea grass etc. No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates. Clarion angelfish Holacanthus clarionensis. Especially Zoathus are swiftly eaten by the larger species.

In fact, let’s do that next. Somewhere down the line I will provide you a release of some work I synthesized from others’ on this exact issue in relation to another species, one of the two California damselfishes, the garibaldi Hypsypops rubicunda.


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One should of course avoid the most aggressive species. SW Pix of the Day. But, despite their obvious dissimilarities and a million plus years of isolation from one another, the Clarion and Passer Angelfishes are still VERY closely related and have been reported to hybridize in the wild. Hiding places This species requires places to hide, especially when newly introduced into the aquarium. One must avoid a too protein rich food as this stops them obtaining enough vitamin A They are not reef-safe, but some of this species can, with a little care, be kept in a coral aquarium.

Here we see a very different direction that the ancestral Passer stock has taken, keeping the blue coloration of the body, but losing most of the white vertical bar and the yellow coloration of the fins.

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.

Large crustaceans may eat them as they rest on the bottom at claruonensis this is how we collect them in quantityso choose their tankmates carefully. Rarity aside, it would be hard to pick between either the amazing blueface Clarion angelfish above, or the double rainbow passer angelfish below. While small annularis angelfish are cheap enough that you m….

Especially the smaller ones are very quarrelsome. This species revels in hokacanthus and requires an aquarium with ample space. Two young Angelfish of the same same size and pattern for example are a bad idea. Well established aquarium with algae These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones. The Clarion Angel, Holacanthus clarionensis Gilbert, But by jolacanthus your corals carefully, or by getting specific species of Angelfish, they can be kept in coral aquariums.


It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank.

Clarion angelfish

Its at this small volcanic archipelago, roughly in the middle of nowhere in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, that a bright orange angelfish came into existence. Make easy, fast adjustment to established, stable systems. Clarions are rare and expe…. Anyway, my point is to keep your hydrometer reading high and constant for these and other deeper water species that are holwcanthus allied with invertebrate fauna.

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Also relevant to this discussion is the legendary Clipperton Angelfish H. The species was described more than a century ago from the Revillagigedo Islands, situated roughly miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. Sedentary creatures like urchins and sea-fans are fine as long as they are not edible or toxic.

I’ve observed spawning in the Spring and Fall in the Islas Revillagigedos volcanic group. Requires a varied diet This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet. Clarion Angel Holacanthus clar…. Allen’s photo on p Females appear larger, rounder and slightly less intensely orange. These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. This is not merely a good idea, for this genus it is absolutely imperative to their color and general health.