Pomacanthus navarchus

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Common Name
Navarchus Angel
Binomial Name
Pomacanthus navarchus
Pomacanthus navarchus 1.jpg
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Pomacanthus
Species: navarchus


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Common Names

  • Navarchus Angel
  • Majestic Angel
  • Bluegirdled Angelfish



Characteristics

Description

Juveniles black with light blue curve vertical stripes on the sides. Adults are bright yellow on sides and back, dorsal and caudal fins, with numerous blue spots; head and ventral portion of the body, pectoral and pelvic fins dark blue with numerous light blue spots on the posterior portion of the anal fin and the adjacent caudal peduncle area. Narrow light blue streaks run across the face from below the eye, and on the area just behind the head. Fins edged light blue.

Similar Species

Maximum Size

28cm

Associated Organisms

Nil

Behaviour

Often solitary.



Captive Care

Tank Size

360 litre

Water Flow

Medium or more preferred

Lighting

No specific lighting requirements. Newly introduce fish may benefit from subdued lighting for the first few days after introduced to the aquarium while they acclimatise to the new surroundings.

Feeding

Feed a variety of algae (Spirulina, nori, natural macro algae, etc), fresh or frozen chopped meaty foods, and foods containing sponge material.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.

Diseases

Majestic Angels are sensitive to copper. When using copper based medications, raise the concentration slowly over a few days and monitor the fish’s behaviour closely during the course of the treatment. Alternative treatments should be used where possible. Occasionally prone to Lymphocystis infection and Lateral Line Disease.

Other

Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.



Gallery



Compatability

Fish

Aggresive towards conspecifics and similar large angels once established. Otherwise generally peaceful.

Coral

Majestic Angels are not reef safe, but favoured amoungst the Pomacanthus genus as being the safest one to try in a mixed reef.

Invertebrate

Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?



Reproduction

How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, north to the Philippines, south to Rowley Shoals and the southern Great Barrier Reef; including Palau and Yap in Micronesia.

Habitat

Occurs in coral rich areas of clear lagoons, channels, and protected outer reef slopes.



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



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