The Flagfin Angelfish, also referred to as the Threespot Angelfish, is a brilliant yellow with blue lips, a dark blue-black dorsal spot where the head joins the body, and a light tan spot behind the eye.
Provide plenty of other hiding places in a 125 gallon tank or larger as the Flagfin Angelfish is quite shy early on and should be the only angel in the tank. Not a good reef dweller, the Flagfin Angelfish is prone to nip at sessile invertebrates (soft and stony corals) and clam mantles.
This is a difficult angelfish to keep due to its dietary requirement of sponges and its poor ability to adapt to other foods. Expert aquarists may have success by providing a mixed fare of sponge-containing frozen angelfish rations, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, a plethora of plant material, and live rock for grazing and hiding.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 2-3/4"; Small/Medium: 2-3/4" to 3-1/4"; Medium: 3-1/4" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"
Greg Syracuse, NY
My Flagfin has been doing well over the past 3 weeks since it's arrival. It began eating within hours. It eats everything! Frozen foods, pellets, flakes and algae sheets. Amazing fish! Beautiful specimen with awesome blue lips. I would recommend this fish to anyone with a large enough aquarium that has been up and running for about a year. Plenty of live rock and macro algae are some of the keys to success with this beauty.