Queen Angelfish

animals that start with Q: Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish

The Queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) is commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical coastal marine waters. These fish have several names like Blue Angelfish, Golden Angelfish, Queen Angel, and Yellow Angelfish.

Queen angelfish are famous for their color combination of blue and black spot on their heads that makes them seem like a crown. Their yellow faces, blue bodies and yellow edging on their scales are completed with yellow tails.

Their maximum size is 45 cm long while their weight is up to 1.6 kg. Sponges and algae become their prey, but sometimes they also eat soft corals and jellyfish.

Queen angelfish are also quite famous because the fish can be found in aquarium. They can live up to 15 years in the wild.

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