Fish Guide

Flagfin Angelfish   (Apolemichthys trimaculatus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Ocean
Depth: 49 to 197 ft.   Size: 9 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Young - algae, adult - sponges, tunicates
Natural History: The Flagfin Angelfish is found on steep reef slopes and dropoffs or along steep coral structures. It is observed to occur singly, in pairs, or in small groups. Adults are carnivores while juveniles are herbivores.
Husbandry: The Flagfin Angelfish is best housed in aquariums with large amounts of live rock, which fosters the growth of algae and copepods that suit this species. Aggressive tankmates, such as other Centropyge angelfishes may intimidate the Flagfin Angelfish to the point that it stops feeding. It may become aggressive with its own species, but it is generally not aggressive with other angels.

AKA: Threespot Angelfish

SeaScape Studio
Home  >   Library  >   Fish Taxonomy  >   Angelfishes   >   Flagfin Angelfish   <>   [References] Back