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Asfur Angelfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Pomacanthus asfur

Other Name(s) Arabian Angelfish; Crescent Angelfish

Care Level

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Asfur Angelfish

BAD Fish
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Young with deep blue to black body and bright blue fins, except for yellow tail. Skinny electric blue and cobalt bars throughout. Broad yellow bar appears mid-body with age, body turns deep blue/purple, and yellow tail brightens. Small captive-bred young may sometimes be available, but their adult size of 17″ makes the Asfur Angelfish unsuitable for the hobby.