Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pomacanthus imperator

Tim & Tracy's Emperor Angelfish. In this magnificent fish there is an incredible color difference between the juvenile and adult specimens. Juveniles of this species have white concentric rings on a dark blue body. Adults have alternating blue and yellowish green lines on the body, a yellow tail a black eye mask and a black band around the pectoral fins. Transforming individuals (sometimes referred to as "teenagers", or "changing") are occasionally seen in the aquarium trade as well. Provide this species with plenty of unencumbered swimming rooms as well as several suitable places to take shelter when threatened. Do not keep juveniles together, or with any other juveniles of this genus that are similar in general color.

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