Fish Database

Passer Angel

Scientific Name: Holacanthus passer

Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 75gal
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 smallest of the large angels, Passers are very aggressive and care needs to be taken when keeping them with other angels and other fish. They do very well with trigger, groupers, and other aggressive fish. They can be mixed with other angels but the other angels need to be larger and should be very hardy, as the Passer can be very aggressive. Small ones do well in 55-75 gallon tanks as Passers don’t grow terribly large. House of Fins

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