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Blueface Angelfish   (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 16 to 148 ft.   Size: 14.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 135+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, tunicates, soft corals, macroalgae
Natural History: The Blueface Angelfish is found in lagoons and channels on coral rich areas of reefs. Adults are observed solitary or in pairs while juveniles are solitary. This species can produce a grunting sound when alarmed.
Husbandry: The Blueface Angelfish is considered moderately hardy and should be provided both a large swimming space and numerous hiding places. It demands excellent water quality in captivity. This species is more docile than most other angelfish and may be bullied by more aggressive tankmates. Live food may be required to entice this species to feed during acclimation. If properly cared for, this species is reported to be long-lived, the longest at 21 years in captivity.

AKA: Yellowface Angelfish

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