Blue Girdled Angelfish

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Description of the Blue Girdled Angelfish

The Blue Girdled Angelfish is also known as the Majestic Angelfish. It is an Omnivore so will eat both plants and animal material but is particularly fond of algae. Like other angelfish, only a single species should be kept in a tank to avoid aggressive behaviour. The Blue Girdled Angelfish is hermaphroditic, visibly you cannot tell the difference between males and females.

Popular Name: Blue Girdled Angelfish
Species: Euxiphipops navarchus

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Blue Girdled Angelfish

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Profile of the Blue Girdled Angelfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blue Girdled Angelfish species.

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.5

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: One of the more peaceful species of Angelfish, good community fish

  • Behaviour: Although one of the more peaceful species of Angelfish it is not advisable to add more than one to your tank setup

  • Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans

Scientific Classification of the Blue Girdled Angelfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Euxiphipops navarchus

  • Popular Name: Blue Girdled Angelfish - Majestic Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Blue Girdled Angelfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Blue Girdled Angelfish slimy?
Blue Girdled Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Blue Girdled Angelfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
 


Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Blue Girdled Angelfish have gills?
Gills enable the Blue Girdled Angelfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Blue Girdled Angelfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Blue Girdled Angelfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Blue Girdled Angelfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Blue Girdled Angelfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Blue Girdled Angelfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Blue Girdled Angelfish

Blue Girdled Angelfish

  • Interesting Information about Blue Girdled Angelfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Blue Girdled Angelfish slimy?

  • Why do the Blue Girdled Angelfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Blue Girdled Angelfish have fins?

  • Species: Euxiphipops navarchus

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