A Most Unique and Different Color Sea Animal Emperor Angelfish
The emperor angelfish, Pom acanthus Imperator, is a most beautiful species of marine angelfish. It is a well reef-associated fish, native to the Indian and good Pacific Oceans, from the Red Sea to Hawaii and the popular Austral Islands. It high ranges from coastal East Africa and the Red Sea in the west, to the famous Tuamotu Islands and Line Islands. Rare sightings have been recorded in the Hawaiian Islands, and Florida. These very well appearances are most likely due to aquarium release. Some good populations have been observed as far as southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef in country of Australia, New Caledonia, and the Austral Islands. This good kind of species is generally associated with stable populations and faces no major threats of extinction. It is a favorite among different photographers, artists, and aquarists because of its unique, brilliant pattern of beautiful coloration.
Emperor angelfish sea animal dwell in reef-associated areas at depths ranging from 1-100 m. Juveniles live alone and inhabit outer lagoon well patch reefs or semi-protected exposed good channels and reef flats. They tend to hang out at shrimp good cleaning stations, feeding off parasites and some dead skin of larger fish species. Sub adults move to reef front holes and some surge channels, while mature adults fishes are found in caves in areas of rich coral growth on clear lagoon, and channel reefs. Males are territorial and will defend their good kind of habitat as well as the females living with them. An angelfish sea animal territory can be as large as 10,760 square feet. Adults emperor angelfish are also known for making a low frequency “knocking” sound if disturbed or threatened by divers.
At dusk, a pair of emperor angelfish sea animal will rush to the surface, away from the reef, to mate in specific area where good fertilized eggs can be taken away on currents, and then they then scurry back down to the good reef. This good kind of mechanism not only prevents egg-eating predators from seeing their high release, but the eggs are now able to disperse in different areas where new populations of emperor angelfish sea animal can form. This trade off between parental investment and fecundity well allows for maximum fitness of this famous species.
Juveniles are dark blue in color with electric blue and white rings; adult’s emperor angelfish have yellow and blue stripes, with black around the eyes. It takes about 24 to 30 months for an emperor angelfish sea animal to acquire its adult coloring. They grow to 40 cm in length. Juvenile to adult transition may not fully well occur in an aquarium. Not only does their beautiful coloration change with maturity, but during mating events as well. The mask of a male fish will turn a dark blue, almost black, while the female fish will turn a bland color.
Emperor angelfish sea animal are omnivorous, feeding on both small invertebrates and different plants. Sponges and algae are their primary good diet. They have very bulky, strong jaws that are able to chew up the sponges, which are made up of tiny, needle like different pieces of silica (this would be the equivalent of a human chewing on very small shards of glass). The very well digestive tract of an emperor angelfish coats its good food with a layer of mucus in order to further protect itself from the sharp silica.
This emperor angelfish’s brilliant colors and vibrant pattern make it a favorite of photographers, artists, naturalists and aquarists the world over. The adult Emperor Angelfish is very good shaped like an oblong disk and has a beautiful bright yellow body crossed diagonally with some blue gray lines. The tail fin is yellow and the anal fin is in dark blue color. The coloring on the fish face creates the impression of a mask, with a good kind of dark gray band trimmed in blue running from each eye and across the head. The mouth and cheeks are attractive yellow-pink color. In sharp contrast, the juvenile Emperor Angelfish sea animal is entirely dark blue and covered with a pattern of white concentric circles. So dramatic are the good color difference between the adult fish and juvenile, they are often mistaken for different species. Even different famous scientists didn’t realize they were the same animal until the early 1930s. The Emperor Angelfish sea animal is an omnivore, meaning it eats both plants and animals commonly found in various tropical reefs. Its preferred very good diet consists of sponges, tunicates, algae and vascular plants. When the fish is very younger, it will often act as a “cleaner animal” to other different reef residents by nibbling parasites off their bodies. Adult fish specimens will grow up to 15 inches in the wild.
In the aquarium the Emperor Angelfish sea animals are semi-aggressive, though they can be a very good community fish with the good proper tank mates, especially when young. As they very well grow, they start becoming contentious towards some other angelfish and similarly shaped fish added later on. They should be kept singly as they do not highly tolerate their same good species unless people have a mated male/female pair. Tank mates like cardinalfish, and small peaceful fish will more than likely be harassed by some adult Imperial Angelfish. Adding the Imperator emperor Angelfish last is the best choice due to their good territorial behavior.
The Emperor Angelfish is highly considered moderately difficult to keep and is not recommended for different novice marine aquarists. It should only be very well placed in mature and stable aquariums with some ideal water conditions. The Emperor Angelfish is mostly considered reef compatible with caution. It will nip at very good stony corals, soft corals and clam mantles, but tends to leave somewhat well noxious soft corals alone.
The Emperor Angelfish sea animal is a semi-aggressive species. It is highly territorial towards different members of its own species and emperor angelfish from some other species. It is sometimes possible to house several different angelfishes together by picking fishes of different sizes and introduce the smallest specimens first. In the wild, the very active Emperor Angelfish feeds primarily on sponges and some other encrusting organisms.