Found in the Coral Sea, this popular angel is also known as the Freckletail and Lyretail Angel. It is not a brilliant angel in color. The body is a silver-blue with black horizontal stripes. The large dorsal fins are black and there are black dots, "freckles," on the tail. The tail is also lyre-shaped, unlike other angels, allowing it to be an exceptionally fast swimmer. Also unlike other angels, this fish likes to feed on zoo-plankton not sponges.
Size: sm. 2"-3"; med. 3"-4"; lg. 5"-7"
No. in Tank: Only one male per aquarium.
TANK: min. 80 gallon
Food: (Planktivore) Feeds mainly on zoo-plankton but also needs vitamin-enriched brine shrimp. May offer Spirulina, frozen mysid shrimp and other frozen feeds. It will accept prepared feeds.
Adaptation: If given a lot of swimming room, it will easily acclimate to a well-maintained aquarium.
Compatibility: While it will chase small docile planktivores, it usually ignores other fish. Best not to mix with other large angels, unless have a 100 minimum gallon tank.