Angels-Semi, Old Woman,Emperor

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by seank, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. seank

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    Ok, I only need the gurus (the real ones...:lol: ) to please settle this for us, once and for all- and if the gurus have posted the pics, highlighted the differences etc, could we then please delete unnecessary comments and make this a sticky Mods??

    Please, post pics of the real Semi Circulatus, the real Old Woman as well as the real Emperator.
    We/Us always argue, and in two of the books I have, the pic of the semi is different than the other.:(

    1.)So, we need pics of the juvenile stage, and the adult stage of each fish.
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    2.)Then, when (at what size) does these above mentioned angels change/loose their circles/stripes etc ??
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    3) State the differences please!!! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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  3. Yuri

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    here is a small semi
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  4. timhar99

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    Emperor Angel (Pomacanthus Imperator)

    Juvinile

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    juvi turning into an adult (my old fish, sorry for k@k photo)

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    Adult

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  5. timhar99

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    Koran Angel/Semi (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

    Juvi
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    Juvi into adult

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    sub-adult/adult

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    full adult

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  6. lIghty

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    Juv Old Lady, sorry bad pic,

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    Adult Old Lady

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    From what I've learned, the Juv Semi and the Juv Old Lady are very similar, Generally the Semi is very dark blue (black) with 3 white stripes (when very young), the one closest to the tail is very curved, where as the Old Lady looks more "colourful" with blue and white stripes, that are generally not that curved, it also has a straight stripe by it tail.
     
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    Hey Lighty a 'Old Lady' striatus adult is brown all over with a light brown back end.
    Also have seen slight variations in semis that I've caught over the years but they are consistent in that their bands are more curved than the striatus.
    Semi's can be straight black with 3 white curved lines as juvenile if they are a cm bigger they begin getting a bit of blue on their rims and curved lines, and these curved lines do become more as they get older! generally striatus has much more of these straighter curved lines at the same size and more blue!
    Adult Semi's are loads better than adult 'old lady'
     
  8. RossMckenzie

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    will an emperor angel turn into the adult form when in captivity?
     
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    Ross, do you have an emperor?
     
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    Yes, Awesome experience!!!
     
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    Will an emperor change into its adult form in a 300lr DT
     
  12. Moolis Moolman

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    What is the scientific name of this fish Yuri?
     
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    timhar99 = Great fish - it is the best experience possible to have a baby become a adult in your care :thumbup: and enjoy ever stage + questions like - "is that the same fish I saw last time?!!?";)
     
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    It is a pomacanthus semicirculatus
    at +-1cm
     
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    Glad I do not get them in at that size!

    Look quite different - black & white - when do they get the blue lines then?
     
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    This size tank will be fine to house a small juvenile, but the emperor angel will very quickly outgrow this tnak. You would need something in the region of 750L.

    Remember if the fish is not happy, it will be reluctant to change to adult form!
     
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    I know and I'm hooked (have been for the last 5 years!!!). I can't wait for a nice suprise one of these days to land in my inbox ;)
     
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    Now I would like to see what this "semi" is going to look like when adult
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    Cut and past do not work for me:p
     
  20. Atilla

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    oh but she is pretty!!:thumbup:

    moolis what angels (dwarf and normal) do you have in stock?:biggrin:
     
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    Please ask that question in the sponsor forum, thanks. :)
     
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