Bluegirdled Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 131 ft. Size: 10 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Sponges, tunicates
Natural History: The Bluegirdled Angelfish is found as solitary individuals in protected lagoons with abundant coral or rubble refuge areas. It is a reclusive species and is observed to retreat into caves and crevices when threatened on a reef where it hides.
Husbandry: The Bluegirdled Angelfish can be difficult in captivity. It is considered a delicate species. Optimal water quality and good hiding places are required to maintain this angelfish in an aquarium. Because it is so reclusive, it is difficult to feed. Ironically, will likely be very aggressive to other fish, especially angelfishes. If properly cared for, this species is long-lived (the longest is reported to be 21 years).
AKA: Majestic Angelfish
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