Singapore Angelfish

The Singapore Angelfish, also known as the Vermiculated Angelfish, has been likened to a butterflyfish in body structure. Blue lips and a yellow nose abruptly change to a black vertical band over the eyes, resembling a mask. The mask is bordered with another thin vertical band of yellow, followed by a wider vertical band of white with the body being primarily black. Dorsal and anal fins are outlined in brilliant sapphire-blue and the caudal fin is usually yellow but may be gray.

The Singapore Angelfish can be challenging to keep. Some acclimate well, while others hide constantly and do not eat. Providing a quietly-located aquarium with non-aggressive tank mates and plenty of hiding places may help. A minimum of a 120 gallon tank or larger provided with live rock for grazing will also help provide an optimal environment. The Singapore Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It will also graze on microalgae, filamentous algae, and diatoms.


The Singapore Angelfish is hermaphroditic, difficult to breed, and does not have distinguishable variations in color between male and female.

The diet should consist of mysis or finely shaved frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.

Minimum Tank Size: 454 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: 7"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia

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

  1. My Singapore is a beautiful, hearty fish that gets along with all my fish. She will attempt to clean the other fish and they seem to enjoy it. I strongly recommend this fish to the novice aquarist.

  2. The Singapore Angelfish I ordered acclimated well into my aquarium and immediately started playing with my Ocellaris Clownfish which I also purchased from Live Aquaria. The Singapore Angelfish was a beautiful and cheap way to enhance my aquarium with looks and personality.

  3. After looking for months in the local fish stores I have around my area, I decided to purchase the Singapore Angelfish from The Angelfish came in a nice cooler and was alive. Very well bagged with triple bag protection! It’s been a few days and my Angelfish is now swimming and eating with the rest of my fish. I have my Singapore Angel with Two Tangs, Coral Beauty, Blue Spotted Puffer, Lyretail Wrasse, Black Clownfish, and a Foxface. There was some aggression at first from his new tank mates, but that has died down. My Angelfish did not eat much for a few days, but it went after the frozen Mysis shrimp and Pellets. I used garlic as a way to entice him/her to eat. Took a few days, but now he/she is eating like a pig. My Singapore Angelfish makes a wonderful addition to the tank and I look forward watching him/her grow! Very beautiful and an affordable option to beautify your tank! Pros: Can get along with other Angels due to looking more like a butterfly fish. Colors are outstanding, and the spotted pattern is amazing. Very affordable. Cons: Hides at first!

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