Rock Beauty Angelfish

The Rock Beauty Angelfish has a body that is predominately black especially on the back half, as an adult. The head and front half portion of the body, and the caudal fin are a bright yellow. The eyes have striking sapphire-blue accents. Similar in appearance, the juvenile initially has a predominately yellow body with a large caudal black spot that just seems to enlarge, overwhelming the yellow coloration with the exception of head, body area just behind the head, and the caudal fin.

The Rock Beauty Angelfish is difficult to sustain in a home aquarium because of its dietary requirement of sponges. The diet in the aquarium should include vegetable matter such as marine algae and Spirulina, finely chopped meaty items, and high-quality angelfish preparations containing sponges.

Minimum Tank Size: 473 Litres
Care Level: Difficult
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: 8"
Colour Form: Black, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Caribbean, Tropical Western Atlantic

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

  1. I have been able to maintain this hardy, beautiful fish with little difficulty. It readily accepts flake food and brine shrimp. This is a very hardy fish and it is very beautiful.

  2. I have had my Rock Beauty for about five months. He now accepts brine shrimp and flakes with no problem. I have found him to be a very easy fish to maintain.

  3. lovely fish, aggressive with my other angels though. it also eats my corals and inverts. so not reef safe, well mine isnt anyway, maybe someone else may get lucky

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