Goldflake Angelfish

The Goldflake Angelfish, also known as the Gold-spangled Angelfish, displays beautiful gold spots throughout the body. The mouth region of this angel is brightly colored in blue and the fins, which are black in color, are bordered by a striking blue.

A single Goldflake Angelfish will do well in a tank of at least 125 gallons with plenty of hiding places. Once established, the Goldflake Angelfish may become territorial. This Angelfish is one of the safer choices of the large Angels for the reef aquarium, and has proven not to pick on sessile invertebrates.


This was once a very rare Angelfish to the hobby and has recently become available. Little is known about the reproductive behaviors of this fish.

A varied diet of angelfish preparations, marine algae, live rock for grazing, and vitamin-fortified shrimp should be provided.

Minimum Tank Size: 473 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: 10"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Christmas Island

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

  1. I am contemplating picking up a gold flake angelfish to add to my mixed reef aquarium. Supposedly, this one of the safer reef fish. The current owner is moving the fish because it’s nipping on the open brains and scolys. My tank has acans and zoas which I am concern about. His fish so far has not messed with the acans or zoas in his tank. I would hate to come home one day and see the fish wipe out my expensive palys such as captain america, nightmares, and everlasting gobstoppers. Do I take a chance and hope for the best? What are others’ experience?

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