Also known as Yellowface and Yellow Mask, this fish is found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The name comes from its blue face. It has a yellow "mask" around the eyes, and the body is a diamond pattern, made up of blue scales with yellow borders. There is a distinguishing blue dot on the dorsal fin. The juvenile has alternating stripes of black, white and sapphire-blue. In a public aquarium, a blueface lived over 21 years.
Size: sm. 2 1/2" to 3" (very rare); med. 3" to 4"(most common); lg. 4" to 5"; show 7" to 9"
No. per Tank: Best kept as only angelfish because it gets territorial
Tank: min. 55 gallon
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive, shy preferring to hide; be secluded. If it becomes largest in tank may become aggressive.
Food: (Omnivore), feeds on sponges and algae; will graze on live rock.
Adaptability: Prefers to be with peaceful fish so it can be the "Boss." Needs a good swimming area and plenty of hiding places.
Compatibility: May eat soft corals and nip at stony polyped coral and clams.