Blueface Angel____________ (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)

Blue Face Angel

  • Reef Safe: With Caution (nips at soft and stony corals, and clam mantles)
  • Behavior/Temperament: Semi-Agressive
  • Level of Care: Moderate
  • Recommended Aquarium Size: 100+ gal (juvenile/small) and 200+ gal (Adult)
  • Diet: Omnivore (Live Rock grazer, dried seaweed, Mysis or other frozen shrimp, Spirulina, and other Angel Food prepared foods)
  • Water Conditions: 76-80° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025

Information:

  • Also Known as: Blueface, Yellowface, or Yellowmask Angelfish
  • Origin: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Coral Sea
  • Colors: Black, Blue and Yellow
  • Max size: 1′ 3″ (15 inches)

The Blueface Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) changes color andf pattern as it matures from a juvenile into adulthood. The juvenile is colored with vertical stripes of blue, black and white. As it matures to about the 4-6″ range the pattern and colors change. The adult bluface is yellow and blue, with a yellow patch across the eyes and a blue face, and black spot toward the posterior top of the fish.

The adult requires a 200+ gallon aquarium with several hiding places, and live rock to graze on. It is also recommended to keep as the only large angelfish, or added last as the blueface can become territorial and aggressive with its larger size.

Approximate Size and Price:

Juvenile:

  • Small: 1″-1-1/2″
  • Medium:1-1/2″-2-1/4″
  • Large: 2-1/4″-3″

Changing juvi/adult:

  • Small: 2″-3″
  • Medium: 3″-3-3/4″
  • Large: 3-3/4″-4-1/2″

Adult:

  • Small: 3-3/4″ to 4-1/2″
  • Medium: 4-1/2″ to 5-1/2
  • Large: 5-1/2″ to 7″
  • Show Size/Quality 7″ to 9″

Blueface Angel Price

Juvenile

Changing

Adult

SMALL

 

 

 

$100 (Adult Medium)

MEDIUM

 

 

 

$135.00 (Adult Large)

LARGE

 

 

 

$200.00 (show size)

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE

 

 

$180-400+

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