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Yellowbar Angelfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Pomacanthus maculosus

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

Care Level


Yellowbar Angelfish

BAD Fish

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.