Cortez Angelfish - CAPTIVE BRED

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The Cortez Angelfish, also known as the Cortez Marine Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus), is a striking species prized for its vibrant coloration and graceful appearance. Here are some care tips for keeping Cortez Angelfish in your aquarium:

Tank Size: Provide a spacious tank of at least 125 gallons (473 litres) for a single Cortez Angelfish. These fish can grow quite large, reaching up to 15 inches (38 cm) in length, so ample swimming space is essential.

Tank Setup: Create a well-aerated tank with plenty of hiding spots, caves, and live rock formations to mimic their natural reef habitat. Cortez Angelfish appreciates a mix of open swimming spaces and areas where they can seek shelter. Ensure the tank has a strong water flow to simulate their natural environment.

Diet: Cortez Angelfish are omnivores in the wild, preferring marine algae and sponge material. Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality flakes, pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and spirulina. Supplement their diet with marine algae, nori, or seaweed sheets to satisfy their need for vegetable matter.

Compatibility: Cortez Angelfish can be territorial, especially towards other angelfish species or similar-looking fish. Please exercise caution when keeping them with other large, aggressive, or territorial species. Compatible tank mates include peaceful to semi-aggressive marine fish and invertebrates that are not overly aggressive.

Health Monitoring: Monitor the fish regularly for any signs of disease, stress, or aggression. Common health issues include marine ich (white spot disease), parasitic infections, and bacterial infections. Quarantine new fish before introducing them to the main tank to prevent the spread of diseases.

Tank Mates: Choose tank mates carefully, avoiding overly aggressive or territorial species that may bully or stress the Cortez Angelfish. Ideal tank mates are peaceful to semi-aggressive marine fish and invertebrates compatible with their temperament and dietary needs.
  • Care level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Reef Compatible: With Caution
  • Family: Pomacanthidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 170 gallons 
  • Size: Medium: 2"

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