Emperors of R2R (pomacanthus imperator)

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Anybody ever had any luck or experience with a majestic angel?
Are they destructive? Reef safe,?, seen some of these posts saying there emperors have been eating zoa's, do all angels have a nibble on something?
 

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Anybody ever had any luck or experience with a majestic angel?
Are they destructive? Reef safe,?, seen some of these posts saying there emperors have been eating zoa's, do all angels have a nibble on something?
You never really know what you are going to get. That being said, a well fed angel is definitely less likely to nibble around but don’t get one if that’s going to freak you out.
 

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Anybody ever had any luck or experience with a majestic angel?
Are they destructive? Reef safe,?, seen some of these posts saying there emperors have been eating zoa's, do all angels have a nibble on something?
I had a majestic and regal together that showed no aggression towards anything at all and never nipped at anything,it was my favorite two fish
 
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Meet Timmy! I guess he is a named fish now - He was rehomed to me at about 4" last month. He is quite a character and quickly put the larger Sailfin in his place. He grunts quite a bit and now I've started hearing my cardinalfish pair grunting back at him.
The prior owner said he wasn't getting a proper diet with all his larger angelfish in the same tank; and that they just chased Timmy around all the time.
I have no idea how I started calling him Timmy; it just popped out when I was scolding him for cleaning out one of my zoa rocks. He like neon candy canes; hasn't touched the dull ones, smaller zoas, blastos, pipe organ, Porities, and chalice...
I may need to setup a frag tank!
 
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Meet Timmy! I guess he is a named fish now - He was rehomed to me at about 4" last month. He is quite a character and quickly put the larger Sailfin in his place. He grunts quite a bit and now I've started hearing my cardinalfish pair grunting back at him.
The prior owner said he wasn't getting a proper diet with all his larger angelfish in the same tank; and that they just chased Timmy around all the time.
I have no idea how I started calling him Timmy; it just popped out when I was scolding him for cleaning out one of my zoa rocks. He like neon candy canes; hasn't touched the dull ones, smaller zoas, blastos, pipe organ, Porities, and chalice...
I may need to setup a frag tank!
Timmy looks like a keeper! And a perfect excuse for another tank.
 
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:) Let’s start an Emperor thread!!! :p

Share a profile of your pomacanthus imperator.

Photos and your experiences:
How long have you had it? What are its favorite coral snacks? Any corals it ignores? Fun stories? Did you Qt?
Concerns? Did you name it?

I am hoping this thread will help us learn more about this awesome fish and give them the best care we can.

Here is a shot of our male Emperor, it is paired with a female in a 90,000 gallon aquarium exhibit. These were acquired as adults in 2014 from Cairns Marine in Australia.

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Show off.... :star-struck: Those pectoral fins are so colorful.

I noticed after I posted, that the focus on the face is too soft, ugh, I cannot take pictures, even when the subject is trying to help me out by being so colorful!

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I noticed after I posted, that the focus on the face is too soft, ugh, I cannot take pictures, even when the subject is trying to help me out by being so colorful!

Jay
I did get my fins wrong too. Early morning. Pelvic fins...
Looks like he was trying to pose. These fish are so amazing in person. I love salt water fish. So many with unique characteristics. But the emperors, they are something else.
 

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Here is a shot of our male Emperor, it is paired with a female in a 90,000 gallon aquarium exhibit. These were acquired as adults in 2014 from Cairns Marine in Australia.

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Gorgeous fish! It pains me to know I'll need to upgrade my tank or rehome Timmy before he can get much bigger; 4' 120 definitely not enough. Wish I could go 90,000! hah... no.

I love the way the ventral fin retains the juvenile coloration while the rest of the fish goes to party.
 
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Are any of you able to keep gonniopora ? I have a feeling my emperor likes to munch on th
Here is a shot of our male Emperor, it is paired with a female in a 90,000 gallon aquarium exhibit. These were acquired as adults in 2014 from Cairns Marine in Australia.

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What aquarium is this?
 
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As with many other potential menu items in our tanks, near 100% an eventual meal. These fish love to eat.
Yep I figured……Such a tough choice. I don’t really care about the zoanthids but love my maxima. Still can’t decide though. I’m debating an Emperor or trying a pair of Navarchus in my 500 gallon reef.
 
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