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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Holacanthus ciliaris
      Max. size: 45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 1,600 g, ~ 17.7 inches, 3.5 lbs
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 70 m
      Climate: subtropical
      Distribution: Western Atlantic = Florida, USA and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Also Caribbean, including Antilles and south American coast. Eastern Central Atlantic = St. Paul's Rocks.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 20-21. Tail and pectoral fins entirely yellow. Black spot on forehead has electric blue spots and is surrounded by narrow, electric blue ring. Large blue spot at base of pectoral fin. Adults develop short spines on the margin. The color of large adults is purplish blue with yellow-orange rims to the scales; head above eye dark blue, below greenish yellow; mouth, chin, throat, chest and abdomen purplish blue.
      Biology: Found on coral reefs. Generally occurs solitarily or in pairs. Moves gracefully between seafans, seawhips, and corals. Stomach contents of 26 specimens indicate that the species feeds almost exclusively on sponges supplemented by small amounts of algae, tunicates, hydroids and bryozoans. Young pick ectoparasites from other fishes.
      Aquarium Care: Provide a lot of hiding places. The Queen Angel makes a good beginner Angelfish for someone with a large sized aquarium. This species is aggressive and will pick on members of similar or same species, and newly introduced fish. Should be added last on the livestock list. The Queen Angelfish will nip at most sessile inverts, such as Tridacnid clams and corals.
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  1.   Sat November 10, 2007 1:58am Rating: 9.00 
    1. kistin
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      Registered: April 2006
      Location: iceland
      Posts: 3

      very nice queen angel fish
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