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Queen Angelfish Facts

What is it?

A vibrantly colored, oval shaped reef fish.

Where do they come from?

The Queen Angelfish can be found in the tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean ranging as far north as Bermuda to as far south as Brazil. They are also found as far east as Panama and as far west as the Windward Islands.

What do they eat?

The Queen Angelfish is a forager that eats a variety of reef vegetation, invertebrates and they have even been seen eating jellyfish. Their primary food source is sponges and algae that are found around coral reefs. They are one of the few species that can digest the tough flesh of a sponge.

How long do they live?

They can live up to 15 to 20 years.

Are they endangered?

No and they are labeled as Least Concern.

An Interesting Fact

The Queen Angelfish got its name from the blue ringed, black circle on its forehead that resembles a crown.

How big do they get?

Adult Queen Angelfish can get up to 18 inches in length.

And that’s our species spotlight on the Queen Angelfish.

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