Fish Database

Chrysurus Angel

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus chrysurus

Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Spirulina Flakes, Nori & lots of Greens
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 150gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Absolutely Fish

This is a group of angels that get very large and, for the most part, aren’t reef safe. Although a number of people have been able to keep them in reef tanks, most will pick at corals, clams, and worms in the tank, so if you introduce one into your reef tank, they need to be carefully watched. For the most part they do very well in FO or FOWLR tanks, but they need tanks that are at least 6 feet or larger. They need to be fed a large amount of greens and meaty foods which will put a heavy load on a filtration system. From Coastal Southern Africa, this angel shows up occasionally though mostly as a juvenile. They can be on the expensive side but they do very well and are very hardy. They can be somewhat aggressive but they usually get along with other fish and different angels.

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