Emperor Angelfish

emporer angelfish
An Emporer Angelfish keeps close to reef coral.

There is no mistaking the extremely bright colors of an emperor angelfish. While the adult bodies have striking blue and yellow stripes, the juveniles display blue and white rings. In fact, it can take over two years for the stripes to appear.

The Pomacanthus imperator lives in reefs primarily located in Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as Hawaii, the Austral Islands and the Red Sea. They can grow to nearly 16 inches long and feast on algae, sponges, tunicates and hydroids.

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