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Holacanthus africanus

Holacanthus africanusis commonly referred to as Guinean angelfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Niet voor beginners. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
2490 
AphiaID:
276011 
Scientific:
Holacanthus africanus 
German:
Ghana-Engelfisch 
English:
Guinean Angelfish 
Category:
Keizervissen 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Holacanthus (Genus) > africanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cadenat, 1951 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
40 cm - 45 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Niet voor beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-01-18 15:13:23 

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Cadenat, 1951

Holacanthus africanus also known as the Guinean angelfish or Africanus Angelfish is one of the true gems from the Western Coast of Africa (Tropical Eastern Atlantic, Cape Verde to Angola - including the Canary Islands, south to the Republic of Kongo) and endemic to this region. Rarely collected for the aquarium trade it is still one of the rarest Angelfish found in reefers tanks around the world.

The Guinean angelfish is most attractive as a tiny juvenile, with much more blue than is shown in the picture above. The coloration of adults is even more muted, but still retain some classic elegance, and some people find them attractive simply due to their rarity in the trade.

The Guinean angelfish is considered semi-reef safe and peaceful with other species of fish about the same size. They should not be kept together with other angelfish. Holacanthus africanus does best in aquariums utilizing Live Rock for filtration and/or decoration. It will spend much of its time picking algae and other organisms off of the rock. As an omnivorous it is best feed with small food items of many types, Mysids would be a good starter food.

Synonym: Holocanthus africanus (Cadenat, 1951)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Holacanthus (Genus) > Holacanthus africanus (Species)

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External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Adult

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Juvenile

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Juvenil - Foto von Peter Wirtz
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Semiadult

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Commonly

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Holacanthus africanus - Ghana-Engelfisch
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Der Ghana-Engelfisch Holacanthus africanus (Cadenat 1951)
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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 22.02.11#1
Ich halte einen seit ca. 3 Moanten, habe ihn mit ca. 5 cm Größe bekommen, ist seit dem noch nicht wirklich gewachsen. Er war anfangs sehr scheu und ist nur an Frostfutter gegangen, nach ca. 2 Wochen auch problemlos an alle Sorten Trockenfutter. Ich halte noch weitere Kaiser im Becken( A. xanthopunctatus, C.septentrionalis, P. multifasciatus, C.multicolor) die interessieren sich alle nicht für ihn und umgekehrt. Er hat bisher auch noch an keiner Koralle-hart oder weich oder Schwamm gezupft, es sei denn das Futter ist gerade in sie reingefallen. Aufgrund seiner zu erwartenden Endgröße stufe ich ihn trotzdem als mittelschwierig ein, da wohl die wenigsten Halter ein dementsprechend großes Becken haben.
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