Maculosus Angelfish - Pomacanthus maculosus: The Maculosus Angelfish is a beautiful large angelfish found in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean.
The Maculosus Angelfish is extremely hardy. This fact in combination with its beautiful coloration makes this a popular angelfish for aquariums, when it can be found. The Maculosus Angelfish has a beautiful medium to light blue coloration, with some areas about the head displaying scales with darker edges. It also has a yellow crescent on either side and long streamers on the upper and lower fins. As with most large angelfish the Maculosus Angel has a juvenile pattern that differs from that of the adults. Its juvenile pattern is dark blue with white stripes.
This fish will feed on just about anything offered to it including flake food, mussels, clams, squid, etc. It is not considered reef safe but makes a fine addition to large non-reef aquariums.
As with other fish from the Red Sea this fish prefers a slightly higher specific gravity in the aquarium.
The Maculosus Angelfish is hardy and grows up to a foot in length, so it should be kept in a 100 gallon or larger tank with only one specimen per tank. It is not a good candidate for a reef aquarium since it is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.
Size: Maculosus Angelfish grows upto 12 inches.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested: 100 gallons
Temperature: No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lies between 75 and 79 degrees.
Habitat: Maculosus Angelfish Are Originated At Red Sea.and East Africa. Also Found at Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean.
Diet: Feed a varied diet consisting of large chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet containing spirulina and supplement with a sponge fortified formula specifically for Angelfish.
Breeding and Propagation: As a member of the Pomacanthidae family, the Maculosus Angelfish is hermaphroditic, difficult to breed, and indistinguishable in color variations from male to female.