Saltwater angelfish, family Pomacanthidae, are marine fish whose native habitat stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and to the Indian Ocean. While there is a large variety of saltwater angelfish, many people break them down into two groups: Large saltwater angelfish and dwarf saltwater angelfish.
Large saltwater angelfish are one of the most sought after marine fish because of the beauty they add to an aquarium. While taking care of them can be a labor of love, if you’re diligent about caring for these creatures, there’s no reason they shouldn’t provide you with many years of pleasure.
As the name implies, many of these fish are large, and it’s not uncommon for them to grow up to 12 inches or larger, which means these fish are going to need a big tank. In addition, while these fish are beautiful, they’re also very expensive, and you can expect to pay $50-$100 and up for a single fish. Because of these factors, and the care required to keep these fish happy, they’re not recommended for the beginner hobbyist.
Like many marine species, the large saltwater angelfish exhibits striking colors. When you combine that with their disk-like bodies and graceful movements, it’s easy to see why these fish are highly desirable in the home environment.
While there is a wide variety of large saltwater angelfish to choose from for your aquariums and fish tanks, we’re going to focus on the more popular species that can be wonderful compliments to your tank, and should be readily available in your local pet store or online retailer. Click through each large saltwater angelfish variety to read more.