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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A dentist by profession, Dr. The Clarion Angel, Holacanthus clarionensis Gilbert, Of course, clarions will gladly gobble algae available to them in their systems.

Reef safe with caution: Chung from Hong Kong is a familiar name to any rare fish lover worthy of his salt. Clarions enjoy being the alpha fish of the system, will fight with their own kind and other angels of similar size. Tangerine orange coloured clarion angelfishes are one the most well known of Holacanthus, and are becoming a common sight out of Baja imports.

From a distance it…. A few damsels as dither fish are recommended. Species whose life-habits are tied more closely to less-than broad, read that euryhaline, conditions will not do well under similar regimens as their symbionts.

Clarion angelfish (Holacanthus clarionensis)

They’re bold, beautiful and behaviorally comical. Well established aquarium with algae These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can “graze” algae from rocks and stones. It’s brassy coloration and behavior claironensis nothing not true concerning Holacanthus clarionensis. Shallow to one hundred or so feet. Youll find the Passer as a dominant species throughout the Gulf of California, south as far as Peru, and westwards to the Galapagos Islands, but it is largely replaced at the other oceanic islands in this region.

After an absence of a couple years, Quality Marine is once again able to offer aquacultured specimens, making this otherwise unobtainable orange beauty available for those with the space and means to keep one of the planets most beautiful marine fishes.


This can, for example, be plant based fish flakes, Nori seaweed or similar. If, in the long haul from their native haunts, steady heat goes awry, sufficient long-term physiological damage may be done. I have espied this fish in small numbers around Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of Baja, around the Cortez corner up to Cabo Pulmo.

Compatibility is much as other large marine angels. The hybrid Clarion x Passer angelfish which we first told you about last week is now starring in this brief video that was made shortly before the fish was packed up and shipped off to Israel. Keeping more than one emperor angelfish together – English Froese, R. Requires plenty of space for swimming.

Should not be the first or only specimen. Holacanthus AngelsMarine Angelfishes. The genus Holacanthus “grooved spine” includes eight described species, four each in the tropical Atlantic and Pacific.


English English Dansk Deutsch. Many species are not reef safe, as they especially target the soft corals and LPS.

Can nibble at clams This species sometimes nibbles at clams including Tridacna species. Also relevant to this discussion is the legendary Clipperton Angelfish H. It is however possible to build up a mixed coral aquarium with Angelfish. Angelfish Pomacanthidae are known as some of the most colourful and impressive fish on the reef. The Clarion Angelfish is one of the most illustrious saltwater aquarium fish which is both striking in its appearance, and an absolute bulletproof species in aquariums.

In the wild, juveniles of these three Holacanthus are seen to act as cleaners of larger reef creatures, and adults have been noted to pick parasites from Hammerhead Sharks and Manta Rays. In recent years, the Revillagigedo Islands have become off-limits to collectors, and thus the Clarion Angelfish is back to being one of the most difficult to legally obtain. In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1.


Forgot your username or password? Infectious, Parasitic, Nutritional, Genetic, Social. 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.

This subject needs far more elucidation than we shall deal with here. Genus description Holacanthus Angelfish of the Holacanthus family are generally large, attractive and very colourful. This species may be a threat to some types of invertebrates. Larger crustaceans Shrimp, crabs While small annularis angelfish are cheap enough that you m…. Holacanthus are known for their aggressiveness, so one must have a large tank to keep these fish.

Their Care and Keeping, Holacanthus-Apolemichthys: SW Pix of the Day.

Bali Aquarich has been a trailblazer of captive bred angelfish, first with the Annularis angels and now with captive bred Clarion angelfish. Clarion angelfish Holacanthus clarionensis. Recent molecular study has suggested that both H. Clarions are members of the marine angelfish family Pomacanthidae, presently divided into seven genera.

Rarity holacnathus, it would be hard to pick between either the amazing blueface Clarion angelfish above, or the double rainbow passer angelfish below.

Holacanthus clarionensis, Clarion angelfish : aquarium

I’ve observed spawning in the Spring and Fall in the Islas Revillagigedos volcanic group. Aquarists have been describing certain species as holy grails for as long as theyve been keeping fishes in little clarionebsis boxes, and high on this illustrious list is Mexicos visually stunning and exceedingly rare Clarion Angelfish.

The species was described more than a century ago from the Revillagigedo Islands, situated roughly miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula.