Blue Ring Angelfish Adult



Blue Ring Angelfish or Blue King Angelfish

  • Blue Ring Angelfish Adult
  • Pomacanthus annularis
  • Care: Intermediate
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Group Size: Alone
  • Place of origin: Indo – West pacific
  • Coral Safe: Generally No
  • Critter Safe: Generally No

Adult Blue Ring Angelfish, Pomacanthus annularis, also go by the name Blue King Angelfish. Like many fish in this genus, adults and juveniles have different colour morphs.

Juvenile Blue Ring Angels have attractive dark bodies, that highlight their vibrant blue and white stripes. They have flat faces and broad white, translucent caudal fins. Whereas, Adult Blue Ring Angelfish have dark gold bodies, which feature stunning blue stripes. These stripes curve upwards from the pectoral fins to the tip of the dorsal fin. The adults sport a blue and orange eye spot above their gill. They also have dark faces and bright white tails.

Large Angels are from the Pomacanthidae family. A group famous for their vivid colours. The name Pomacanthidae is Greek for, “cover” (poma) and “thorn” (akantha), which refers to the pair of strong spines on the gill cover.

Blue Ring Angelfish Adult, Pomacanthus annularis, Ecology.

These beautiful fish live in the Indian and West Pacific Ocean. They occur between: the East African coast, Japan, Indonesia, new Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.

These large angel fish prefer to live in turbid waters. As a result, they are often near obtrusive structures, such as piers or wrecks. In nature, Blue rings graze on sessile invertebrates and macroalgae. This makes them risky for marine tanks with coral, as they can nip. However, it may be possible to keep some carefully selected corals in the same tank as the Adult Blue Ring Angel. We ask you consult a member of staff if you want for details.

Blue King Angelfish in the Aquarium.

It is important to have plenty of nooks or crannies where your Adult Blue Ring Angelfish can explore and feel at home. Keepers may also want to get a jump guard to stop any accidents.

Adult Blue Ring Angelfish are omnivores and do best when fed a varied diet. They will accept frozen Mysis shrimp and enriched frozen brine shrimp. We enrich all our frozen food with seachem garlic guard and Atvitol vitamins. These are great for keeping fish healthy by providing them with the nutrition otherwise lost in frozen food. In doing so, these additives support their immune system and increase longevity.

Adult Blue Ring Angelfish will graze on marine algae that can be secured to the side of the tank with clips. Over time they will accept high-quality pellet or flake. We adapt all our Angel Fish to aquarium life before they leave us. We focus on their health, and most are eating a good quality flake food and/or pellet before being offered for sale.

Angelfish can be kept in a mixed group or alone, feel free to give us a call with any questions.


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