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Six Bar Angelfish   (Pomacanthus sexstriatus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Great Barrier Reef
Depth: 7 to 164 ft.   Size: 18 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 180+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Sponges, tunicates, benthic invertebrates, algae
Natural History: The Six Bar Angelfish is found in lagoons and on reef faces and slopes. Juveniles are seen singly in inshore, silty areas, often around pier supports. Adults are generally observed singly or in pairs. This species is uncommon in some areas within its range while it is common in others.
Husbandry: The Six Bar Angelfish is considered hardy but requires a large aquarium space. Juveniles and adults are reported to be aggressive with other similarly-colored species. This species has survived over 20 years in captivity.

AKA: Sixbanded Angelfish

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