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Yellowbar Angelfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Pomacanthus maculosus

Other Name(s) Yellow-Band Angelfish; Maculosus Angelfish; Blue Moon Angelfish

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Yellowbar Angelfish

BAD Fish
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Young with deep blue to black body and bright blue fins. Skinny electric blue and white bars throughout. Broad white or yellow bar appears mid-body with age, becoming yellow at adulthood. White/light blue tail (unlike Asfur Angelfish’s yellow tail). Captive-bred young in the 1″- 5″ range are sometimes available, but their adult size of 20″ makes the Yellowbar Angelfish unsuitable for the hobby.