A Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) is seen swimming in another section of Joe Biesterfeld's 800 gallon reef aquarium.
These are some of the larger saltwater angelfish that are sought after by saltwater hobbyists. These saltwater angelfish get quite large, easily over a foot in length and they can be very territorial. Obviously you need a very large tank to adequately keep them and it's wise to introduce them last to limit any aggression with the other fish already in your LARGE aquarium.
Majestic Angelfish are generally not picky eaters but can sometimes be difficult to get started eating in the aquarium, especially larger adults. If necessary, use live brine shrimp on a temporary basis to entice them to eat. Frozen Mysis shrimp may also stimulate their appetites and makes a good staple food. Clams on the half shell are very tempting, as well as red macroalgae secured by a clip or attached by rubberband to a rock. Angelfish are used to eating sponges and other encrusting invertebrates, so this is a nutritious and natural-appearing food item.
Saltwater angelfish are perfect for home aquariums
Angel-Fish Tank and Aquarium Setup - Fishxperts
Angelfish () are graceful fish that are relatively easy to keep inan aquarium. They are from the family Cichlidae most commonly called cichlids. Angelfish are originally from the Amazon River in South America. just can't resist experimenting with angelfish in my reef aquariums. I was in Florida recently for a speaking engagement and had a chance to visit a number of private reef aquariums in the Ft. Lauderdale area. There must be more large angelfish in reef aquariums in this area than any other place in the country. It seemed that every reef aquarium contained at least one or more angelfish. When I came back to New York I got the itch again to add another angelfish to my reef aquarium. I knew it would be one of the Pomacanthus angels, but which one? I narrowed my choices down to the Emperor Angelfish (P. imperator), Blue-Faced Angelfish (P. xanthometopon) and Majestic Angelfish (P. navarchus). They all can be kept in reef aquariums with some limitations. Based upon my past experiences and observations, I determined that the Majestic Angelfish was the safest choice. It's the only Pomacanthus angelfish that I've repeatedly witnessed co-existing with LPS (Large-Polyped Stony) corals and clams, as well as with many soft corals, such as Xenia and Zoanthids. I have a wide selection of corals and clams in my largest reef aquarium, so if an angelfish is prone to pick at a particular coral, it can probably find it in this aquarium. And I was prepared to remove a coral or two from the aquarium, if the angelfish took a liking to it. If my aquarium was limited to strictly SPS (Small-Polyped Stony) corals, then I would have had a wider choice in angelfish. Most of the Pomacanthus angels do well in SPS coral reef aquariums. The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is a favorite with reef aquarists keeping SPS coral tanks.