Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Western Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 60 to 95 ft. Size: 19.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 180+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, tunicates, macroalgae, zoanthids, gorgonians
Natural History: Adult Gray Angelfish is found often in pairs or small groups on reef slopes. Young are found in shallower water around seagrass peds and pier pilings, and spend time serving as cleaners. Juveniles will eat ectoparasites off of other species of fish.
Husbandry: This species is aquarium-hardy, and requires a large tank because of its large adult size. Juveniles are often more aggressive after acclimation, but adults are generally peaceful except with other Gray Angelfish. This species will likely consume ornamental algae and some soft corals (gorgonians) in an captivity.
Reproduction: Males will swim over females in a circular pattern until a single female rises to meet him. The two swim in an upward spiral as they release gametes.
AKA: Black Angelfish
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