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Pomacanthus chrysurus

Pomacanthus chrysurusis commonly referred to as Goldtail angelfish, African angel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
326 
AphiaID:
220006 
Scientific:
Pomacanthus chrysurus 
German:
Ostafrika-Kaiserfisch 
English:
Goldtail Angelfish, African Angel 
Category:
Kejserfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Pomacanthus (Genus) > chrysurus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1831 
Sea depth:
1 - 25 Meter 
Size:
30 cm - 33 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-16 17:27:41 

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Pomacanthus chrysurus (Cuvier, 1831)

Pomacanthus chrysurus also known as the Ear Spot Angelfish and referred to as the Goldtail Angelfish or Chrysurus Angelfish. It is a striking and somewhat rare angel fish in the aquarium trade. Found from the southern end of the Red Sea, down Africa's east coast to South Africa they inhabits coral-rich reefs.

The Ear Spot Angelfish has an overall mottled-brown body with vertical white stripes. There are several bright sapphire-blue stripes on the head, and the tail is a dull yellow rimmed in the same sapphire-blue. As other angelfish, it is hermaphroditic, and there are no distinguishing characteristics to differentiate males and females.

Not a good reef dweller, the Ear Spot Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles, but may be kept with small-polyped stony corals and somewhat noxious soft corals. When stressed, the Ear Spot Angelfish makes an unusual clicking sound.

Pomacanthus chrysurus is best kept individually as they may be aggressive towards their own species as well as bother other Angels, more passive tankmates, and newly introduced fish. It is difficult to keep as it feeds in the wild primarily on sponges, but also tunicates, algae, zooantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses.

Synonymised names:
Holacanthus chrysurus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthodes chrysurus (Cuvier, 1831)
Pomacanthodes rodriquesi von Bonde, 1934

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 06.06.2021.



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Juvenile

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Semiadult

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Commonly

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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 06.06.21#3
Pflege diesen Kaiserfisch jetzt etwa 2 Jahre. Habe ihn mit wenigen cm Grösse bekommen. Jetzt ist er ca. 12 cm, semiadult, wächst also auch im 2000 Liter Becken eher langsam.
Für einen Grosskaiser eher wenig territorial. Er ist nie an Streitereien beteiligt. Toleriert auch zugesetzte andere Grosskaiser recht problemlos.
Bei ausreichender Fütterung richtet er vergleichsweise wenig Schaden im Riff an, ist aber definitiv nicht riffsicher.
am 26.08.10#2
ich erhielt ein tier mit ca 6cm länge,nach einigen monaten und einer grösse von über 10 cm entwickelte der kaiser ein sehr grosses interesse an muscheln lps und weichkorallen.darauf gab ich das tier wieder ab also nicht für riffbecken geeignet
am 16.05.05#1
Western Indian Ocean, Kenya to South Africa & Madagascar; 30 cm; uncommon
Adults with an ocellus at ‘ear’; hybrid with P.maculosus known from Kenya; easy to keep
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