Angel Imperator Adult Medium Pomacanthus imperator
Common Name: Imperator Angel, Emperor Angel
Description: The Imperator Angel is very bold in color with a blue body that is covered with bright yellow horizontal stripes culminating in a bright yellow to orange caudal fin. The fish has a striking blue-black mask that covers the eyes and a blue-black vertical band that extends from the pectoral fin two-thirds of the way up the body. This band is highlighted with a sapphire-blue in the front and a bright yellow and the mouth of the fish is white.
Recommended Tank Size: Due to the size of the Imperator Angel, tank size should be approximately a 220 gallon tank or larger with plenty of room for grazing and hiding. Ideally, these fish prefer an aquarium with live rocks and plenty of room for swimming. Boulders, caves, and coral niches are also ideal for the Imperator's aquarium as they like to feel safe and secure within their tank. Make sure your new Imperator is being placed in a tank with good water conditions. For example, the fish should be placed in a seasoned water system - one that has been treated for a couple of months, with the removal of any metabolites, a good quality salt mix, and a maintained pH level of 8.1 - 8.4 and a water temperature of about 72 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Food & Diet: The Imperator Angel is an omnivore, so it should be fed a diet of spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, frozen shrimp and other meaty items. The Imperator may also like to eat greens, pellets, and flakes.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility: Not reef safe, proceed with caution, nips at stony and soft corals and clam mantles