Blueface Angelfish

Blueface Angelfish

Commonly referred to as as the Blueface, Yellowface, or Yellowmask Angelfish, the colouration alternates greatly from juvenile to adult. The juvenile form consists of the body being covered in altering vertical stripes of white, black, and blue.

To offer a good environment for this fish, a minimum of a 600 litre tank with a variety  hiding places and large amounts of live rock for grazing should be met. This fish is a uncommon reef dweller in reef aquariums, as the Blueface Angelfish is prone to nip at clam mantles and both stony and soft corals.

It is said that the Blueface Angelfish is best kept as the only angelfish in a tank, this is because it commonly becomes very territorial when it is the largest fish in the aquarium. However some have also had success in keeping many angelfish in the same tank, though caution should be taken when adding multiple angelfish in terms of their introduction timing. 

The Blueface Angelfish should be fed a diet of mysis or frozen shrimp, marine algae, spirulina, and other meaty items.

Minimum Tank Size600 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 3"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Coral Sea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. This is a very aggressive fish, I love it! It has lasted a long time. I have mine in a 125 gallon tank, and it is still alive after 5 years. I believe it is a good choice for a beginner.

  2. A blueface angelfish is very beautiful. The blueface is some what shy, so don’t expect it to be out 24/7. This fish requires a lot of rockwork and swimming space. It is not a beginner fish. If you hear a grunting noise, that’s just the angel.

  3. I currently have a juvenile blue face angel and it is a lovely fish. Great colour, peaceful with others (this will probably change as it matures into a adult) and eats great. It loves hiding in the live rock, and some days you don’t even see it unless its feeding time. Cant wait for it to reach its adult colouration!

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