Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 10 to 262 ft. Size: 9.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Natural History: The Goldflake Angelfish is found in lagoons, reef slopes, and channels. It is observed singly, in pairs, and in small groups. Young Goldflake Angelfish do not resemble their adult form. Juveniles resemble Flagfin Angelfish and are very different than adults in coloration.
Husbandry: The Goldflake Angelfish is considered fairly durable in captivity. It should be provided with a large swimming space and numerous hiding places. This species may harass other members of its own species or other species. They can be destructive to soft and stony corals as adults.
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