Species group: Marine Angelfish
Other common names: French Angel
Scientific name: Pomacanthus paru
French Angelfish are known to have an inquisitive streak, swimming close to divers in the open sea.
The French Angelfish has a pale dusky blue body with a pronounced dorsal fin. The overall body structure is thin with a small mouth. The lower jaw protrudes past the upper jaw; the chin appears whitish. The caudal fin is square. The size and positioning of the dorsal and anal fins give this fish a symmetric look. The pectoral fin has a yellow smudge and the gill cover has a yellow trim. The scales have yellow margins which give the fish an overall spotted appearance.
This is considered to be a semi-aggressive fish and is not reef-compatible because they nip at soft and stony corals and clam mantles. They swim in pairs and are considered to be very territorial and may dominate other fish in the tank.
The fish is best housed in a 100-gallon tank. Live rocks provide the fish with ample hiding places when it feels threatened. French Angelfish also graze on these rocks.
beautiful specie, hardy salt water, strongest fish, blue lower fins, yellow stripes
gallons, tank, stressed easy fish, proper acclimation
live brine shrimp