Fish Type: Large Angel
Scientific Name: Holacanthus clarionensis
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Spirulina Flakes, Nori & lots of Greens
Minimum Tank Size: 150gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Blue Zoo Aquatics
This is a group of angels that get very large and, for the most part, aren’t reef safe. Although a number of people have been able to keep them in reef tanks, most will pick at corals, clams, and worms in the tank, so if you introduce one into your reef tank, they need to be carefully watched. For the most part they do very well in FO or FOWLR tanks, but they need tanks that are at least 6 feet or larger. They need to be fed a large amount of greens and meaty foods which will put a heavy load on a filtration system. A very expensive angel that usually isn’t exported from the Mexico area, and it actually may be illegal to obtain one. They usually are very hardy and do very well. The Clarion angel may be the most orange fish you can get.