General description: the reason why they are called blue ring angelfish is indeed pretty obvious

General Description:

The reason why they are called Blue Ring Angelfish is indeed pretty obvious. They have a blue ring right on their head. While it may not always be a ring (sometimes it gets out of shape), most of the time it at least resemble one.

Blue Ring Angelfish, like most other angelfishes differ greatly from when they are still juveniles to when they become an adult. If you do a search yourself on Blue Ring Juveniles, you will see what I mean.

Blue Rings size is above average, meaning they require lots of space for their size. Make sure you provide enough space for them to move about and also hide from possible frights.

Husbandry:

Blue Rings belong to the more sensitive category of fish in fish keeping. They are indeed as difficult as the notorious Regal Angel in terms of getting them to feed. However, I do not see any problem with that when there is good water quality. Good water quality prompts the fish’s natural behaviors, one of it will be to explore. Therefore when other types of food are introduced these fishes will tend to explore and at least taste to see if what they eat can be food.

Basic parameters should be met in order to achieve what is at least called a acceptable water quality for these fishes to live happily in. Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate should be as low as possible, preferably 0. However if you have corals it should stay around 5. But since this is an Angelfish we are talking about, corals is a big no no to be with them. Temperature should be around 26°C to 28°C. If there is a need use either a heater or chiller to achieve the desired results, pH levels should then be at 8.2 to 8.4.

Like what was already mentioned, space and rockscape should be well thought out for these fishes. Considering their size and even if you got a juvenile, they grow. Sufficient space for them to swim about in and of course, sufficient hiding places are important as well. Without these hiding places your fish would stress out and can result in the worst, death. Would you rather that happen or let your fish hide a few days before you get to see them swimming around?

Though there can be times when fishes decide to never come out of hiding, but that rarely happens and only happens when there are real threats around the tank most of the time. If something like this do become a problem, you can slowly remove some amount of shelter to prompt the fish to come out of hiding, provided that you know the cause is definitely not any threat in the tank.

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