Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Flagfin Angelfish
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Flagfin Angelfish
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Flagfin Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 10"
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

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"

Customer Testimonials

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.
Michael Valdes Miami , FL
This is a very beautiful fish and also very hardy. Mine began eating in hours.
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