The Flagfin Angelfish, also referred to as the Threespot Angelfish, is a brilliant yellow with blue lips, a dark blue-black dorsal spot where the head joins the body, and a light tan spot behind the eye.
Provide plenty of other hiding places in a 125 gallon tank or larger as the Flagfin Angelfish is quite shy early on and should be the only angel in the tank. Not a good reef dweller, the Flagfin Angelfish is prone to nip at sessile invertebrates (soft and stony corals) and clam mantles.
This is a difficult angelfish to keep due to its dietary requirement of sponges and its poor ability to adapt to other foods. Expert aquarists may have success by providing a mixed fare of sponge-containing frozen angelfish rations, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, a plethora of plant material, and live rock for grazing and hiding.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 2-3/4"; Small/Medium: 2-3/4" to 3-1/4"; Medium: 3-1/4" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"
Care Level: Difficult
Color Form: Black, Blue, Yellow
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 10"
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons