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Photo Of The Week - Red Sea Orange Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites cf. diacanthus)

Photo Of The Week - Red Sea Orange Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites cf. diacanthus)
The Red Sea Orange Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites cf. diacanthus) is a magnificent fish that is often coveted by all who set eyes on it and it's not hard to see why. This angelfish has a bolder orange and blue pigmentation than other Regal Angels from other regions, which increases its stunning beauty. Adding to its value to this is the fact that this variation of Regal is not often seen in aquariums. We recommend it to expert aquarists for it requires more attention during its acclimation, husbandry, and diet. Since this angelfish can grow up to a foot in length Aquarists should own an aquarium tank that is a 150 gallons or larger. Given its semi-aggressive temperament exercise caution if it will be a part of a community or a reef tank. This angelfish might have compatibility issues with corals. During meal times entice it to eat by feeding Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp with Aloe and/or garlic, and chopped krill. Include clams and scallops if the fish is not accepting the shrimp. As it gets used to these foods include in its diet dry meaty food that is specially prepared for large fish.