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ANGEL HALF MOON TANK RAISED Pomacanthus maculosus
Common Name: Yellowbar Angel, Yellow-band Angel, Map Angel, Blue Moon Angel, Half Moon Angel Description: This tank raised angel fish is an excellent option for any owner looking for their first large angel fish. This particular angel fish has distinct variations in appearance as it grows from a juvenile to an adult. As a juvenile the body of the fish is blue with several white vertical bars, a metallic blue color outlines the body and the tail of the fish is bright yellow. As the fish matures to an adult, the white vertical stripes will disappear and a bright vertical bar will appear. As the fish grows in length, a neon blue irregular patter will appear, the center vertical stripe will turn bright yellow, and the tail will become a transparent yellow. Eventually the fish will end up being blue in color with a large vertical bar covering the middle portion of its body.
Recommended Tank Size: This tank raised angel fish requires a tank able to hold at least 250 gallons of water with a temperature range between 72 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH level of about 8.1 - 8.4. The tank should be decorated with plenty of live rock.
Food & Diet: This tank raised angel is considered an omnivore. The fish may be fed a varied diet that consists of spirulina, marine algae, meaty items, and high-quality angelfish preparations containing sponges.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Not reef compatible, nips at stony and soft corals and clam mantles
Saltwater Angelfish sold on this site are generally 1 inches to 4 inches in length. All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows. Size will vary for species and season.
TR - tank raised 1- 2 inches
Small 2 - 3 inches
Medium 3-4 inches
Large 4-6 inches