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Dustin Harders - 2009-05-07
I noticed a lot of people have posted that they have had their emperor angel for years and have had no signs of color change. I bought mine about a year ago as a juvenile and with in a few weeks noticed it start to change. Now almost a year later the change is almost complete. The only thing left is the black mask around the eyes. I don't know that I have done anything special or maybe I bought him right before he would have naturally started his change. I just thought this very interesting and maybe someone would know why mine changed when no one elses is.

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  • laQrisha tyler - 2010-05-20
    well the anglefish can change colors true, due to the simple fact of how their environment is.
  • anthony nolan - 2010-07-24
    Hi Dustin, I've had my juvenile for about 2 1/2 yrs now and he started to change colour about 3 months ago, and seems to be continuing to change, his lower face is getting pale, lots of yellow streaks on the body, tail getting yellower by the day, eye mask getting dark. How long to go??? do you think he may go all the way?? I'm feeding him on frozen artemia and spinach soaked in vitamin fish oil.
    Any comments appreciated.
    I think you must have bought yours just before he would have changed as I assume they would need to be quite settled to start from a natural continuation

    Regards, Anthony
  • roydroll - 2011-04-28
    My emperor angelfish was eating my sting ray.
  • Collecting Clownfish - 2012-11-28
    That means you are doing a great job Dustin! Keep up the good work! Good water quality and tank size and appropriate tank mates go a long way. As for the other person eating the sting ray.... yes that is why large angelfish should not be housed with sessile creatures. Sharks will be picked at as well unless they are constantly swimming. Even then those 'eyes' look an awful lot like LPS to angelfish! EWWWw!
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T Gaul - 2010-05-26
Has anyone tried to put a dwarf angel in a tank with the emperor? My tank is 100 gallon. Thanks for any assistance.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-05-21
    Yes, I have coral beauty with mine. It chases it around abit, not much.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-21
    Normally the dwarf angels will do ok with larger angels. They are not seen as a threat.
  • Collecting Clownfish - 2012-11-28
    Sorry, hate to say, but 100 gallons is too small for this fish. The dwarf would be okay if it was with this fish in a 180 gallon tank. Both need room to have territories. Maybe return your large angelfish and try several dwarf angels in a 100 gallon tank. Rearrange rockwork before adding more to mess up territories.
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Janell Shank - 2012-03-28
I have a Angel his face started turning white is he changing?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-29
    Can be a number of things. I would start with checking all your levels. Also check to make sure there isnt any stray electricity going through your tank. Is it patchy or the entire face?
  • Collecting Clownfish - 2012-11-28
    Check your pH levels and minimum tank size is 1' of fish per 10 gallons. PH should be 8.0 minimum or they start to fade. Also do you have a probe to attract stray electrical currents? That is a huge thing for angelfish.
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E - 2004-02-26
This site helped me so much with a project, the info was awesome, Thanks!

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  • alissa - 2010-11-15
    It helped me too, so much I want to scream.
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Patty&Bill - 2010-05-27
I just bought my first emperor angelfish today. Love it ..One question for whoever reads this, is it a sideways swimmer, cause I'm noticing lots of side swimming in her rather than up straight swimming. Please someone tell me it normal or should I take her back?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-01
    Normal for up to 5 weeks in a new tank....
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Kermit - 2006-07-16
Thank you for being available for the clear and concise information.

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Ashley - 2010-11-08
The one I got about 3 months ago quickly became my favorite! Coco (afrectionaltely named) is very beautiful, sweet tempered and hasn't touched my corals yet, but to put it lightly, she's not the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah tree lol she decided yesterday to bug my fiddler crab in a tight crevice and wedged herself stuck. When I freed her, she proceeded to do it again! Very pretty and cute fish with a fun personality, but not very bright. Will quickly become a favorite!

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eric - 2005-06-14
I have had a Flame angel for 4 months now. He took 2 weeks to eat frozen foods, but started grazing straight away (140g reef tank). Doesn't touch corals, so far, but keeps chasing my small flame back angel. Would not mix him with any other pigmy angel.


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kristen - 2006-04-01
I love my key hole angel. it is very shy. it only hangs out with my domino damsel fish and they tag team on my four striped damsel!
but right now my four strip damsel fish is much bigger but is a push over ever!

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Anonymous - 2006-06-30
I agree with the above, this website made my assignment a lot easier to take notes on. Thanks a bunch!!:]

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