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. This is an angel that is being captive-raised and smaller sizes have been appearing. They’re very hardy and do very well, even though they can be aggressive. They usually do very well with other angels.
Scientific Name: Pomacanthus maculosus
Fish Diet: Formula I & II, Spirulina Flakes, Nori & lots of Greens
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 150gal
Relative Care: Easy