General information on Blueface Angelfish
The juvenile and adult Blueface Angelfish (pomacanthus xanthometopon) differ markedly in the coloration. In the beginning, the body is covered in horizontal stripes that alternate between white, black, as well as sapphire blue. Once it is about five inches long, the young starts to change into an adult appearance of pale yellow, bluish scales, and a bright yellow pectoral fin. Its face is bluish-mottled with a yellow-colored mask that extends from eye to but is not as extensive beyond the eyes. It also has an eye spot near the caudal edge of the dorsal fin. A large tank with a variety of hiding spots and large quantities of live rock to graze is sure to provide great habitat. A non-reef dweller the Blueface Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles of clams. This Blueface Angelfish is best kept as the sole angelfish because it has a tendency to become territorial in the event that it is the biggest of the fish that is in the aquarium.
Blueface angelfish are part of the inhabitants of the reef who communicate through grunts, which can be heard by divers. They make these noises to defend their territories from other blueface angelfish.
Blueface Angelfish Diet & Nutrition
The Bluefaced angelfish feeds mostly on tunicates and sponges. It also appears as a food source for algae as well as other organisms that are encrusted in the tank, they can be fed by food preparations made of vegetable-based substances that include sponges and meaty foods like squid chopped or scallops. They also eat shrimp and high quality angelfish preparations.
Blueface Angelfish Origin
This species marine angelfish is located in the eastern region in the tropical Indo-Pacific. Its range covers its home islands of the Maldive Islands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines Northern Australia as well as Micronesia.