A Personal Favorite

Adult blueface angel – we had this one for 15 years!

By Aletha Lang

A personal favorite of ours for the saltwater fish-only aquarium is the beautiful blueface angel, Pomacanthus xanthometopon.

Although some individuals may be considered reef safe, blueface angels will most likely eat the polyps of corals and nip at clams and zooanthids. They do best as the showcase fish and do well on commercially prepared food. Those frozen foods that contain sponges and algae are best for their health.

The juvenile blueface looks much different than the adult – both spectacular!