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Majestic Angelfish
Pomacanthus Navarchus
 
The Majestic Angelfish also known as the Blue Girdled Angelfish originates from the Indo-Pacfic along with some parts of the eastern Indian Ocean.  This is a beautiful fish, with a yellow center and dorsal fin with a dark blue band from front to back. The dark band or girdle is trimmed with a thin neon blue line. The juvenile Majestic Angelfish is mostly blue with some white striping. It begins to gain it's adult colors when it reaches 2.5 to 3 inches.  Adults can be found at depths exceeding 100 feet while juveniles tend to stay in shallower, more protected waters.
 
This is one of the more sedate Angelfish which will normally get along well with others with the noted exception of other large/similar Angelfish. Although with that said, many people have excellnt luck with multiple Angelfish in larger tanks filled with large live rock structures and caves.  It is suggested that this Angelfish be kept in FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) tanks as it tends to nibble on hard and soft corals along with clams. 
 
Special treats for this fish would include raw table shrimp and clams on the half shell.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Size 
10 - 12 inches
Temp
72F - 78F  
pH 
8.1 - 8.4
Specific Gravity 
1.020 -1.025 
Hardness 
8 - 12 dkH 
Compatibility 
Semi-Aggressive to other Angelfish but will actually act shy towards many other peaceful fish.
Min. Tank Size 
90 gal. with plenty of live rock and rock structures to hide in.
Diet 
Omnivore, meaty foods, brine and mysis shrimp, spirulina, macro algae and marine flakes. This fish is known to love sponges and clams. It is highly recommended that you occasionally mix in some high-quality angelfish food. This food mixture will include sponges as that is a large part of it's normal diet.
Reef Suitability 
This fish is not reef safe as it's known to nip at both hard and soft corals along with clams.
Sexing 
Impossible
Breeding 
It's highly unlikely that you will get Majestic Angelfish to reproduce in a home aquarium. This fish spawns while moving up the water column and needs a very deep aquarium to successfully spawn. 
Difficulty Level 
5 on a 1 to 10 (10 being the most difficult) scale. This is one of the easier Angelfish to keep.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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