The Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) is also sometimes called the Semicircle Angelfish (from the scientific name) and is one of the better suited marine angelfish for hobbyists because it adapts well to aquarium life. They are often kept in community type FOWLR setups but can become territorial as they mature. They will eat most foods given but need a staple diet heavy in algae based foods. Live rock can provide feeding opportunities in between meals. Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, clams on the half shell, etc. will be accepted as well. Feed them several times a day for best results.
The Koran Angelfish is being sold for around $40 to $100 depending on size. It is also interesting to note that juvenile colors are very different from the adults.
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Koran Angelfish Care
Scientific Name : Pomacanthus semicirculatus
Common Names : Koran Angelfish, Semicircle Angelfish, Koran Angel
Queen Angelfish Care Level : Easy to moderate - adapts well but needs a big tank.
Size : 14 inches (37 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 8.1 - 8.4 | Temperature 72°F - 80°F (22°C - 27°C) | SG 1.020 - 1.025 | dKH 8 - 12°
Origin / Habitat : Indo-Pacific at depths of 1 to 30 meters, found in singles or sometimes pairs near heavy coral cover.
Reef Tank Safe? No
Temperament / Behavior : Introduce them last to the tank. They will adapt well and claim the tank as their own.
Breeding : No reports of successful breeding attempts.
Minimum Tank Size : 240 gallons (900 liters)
Koran Angelfish Tank Mates : It will fight with other angelfish.
Fish Disease : Saltwater Fish Disease
Diet / Foods : Feed them several times a day with foods heavy on algae. Look for a good marine angelfish food (sponges) - comes in frozen cube packs now. Author Scott Michael writes that they may even eat slime algae (cyanobacteria)!
Tank Region : All over the aquarium.
Gender : No external differences between males and females.
Forum : Saltwater Angelfish Forum
Photo Credit : Stan Shebs (wikimedia)
Author : Mike FishLore
Michael, S. W. (2001). Marine Fishes, 500+ Essential to Know Aquarium Species. T.F.H. Publications.
"Pomacanthus semicirculatus". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. November 2005 version.
Michael, S. W. (2004) Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes. T.F.H. Publications
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