Fish Database

French Angel

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus paru

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Spirulina Flakes, Nori & lots of Greens
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 180gal
Relative Care: Easy
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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. The French Angel gets very large and can be semi-aggressive. It can be kept with other angels but because of their size, they may fight. Care needs to be taken as they can easily get ich and often it will attack their eyes. Also, injury and diseases to their eyes are quite common, so care needs to be taken when getting one.

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