This fish is found in the tropical regions of the Western Atlantic. A commanding yellow colors the head and fins, then outlines the body, which is a solid black. The eyes are a sparkling blue. The dietary needs of this fish make it a difficult one to keep in home aquariums.
Size: sm. 2" to 3 1/2"; med. 3 1/2" to 5"; can grow to 8"
Tank: min. 100 gallon
Food: marine algae, Spirulina and other vegetable matter, finely chopped meaty items and high-quality angelfish preparations containing sponges. Needs sponges to survive. Juveniles eat the mucous from other fish and eels.
Adaptability: Needs to be introduced in a tank with live rock already established. Due to dietary needs, this is a difficult fish for home aquariums.
Compatibility: They are not good with other large angels. May nip at sessile invertebrates.