Blue Ring Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)
Common Name: Blue Ring Angelfish
Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis
Reef-Safe: Not reef-safe with fleshy LPS, soft corals and clams but many aquarists have kept these fish in SPS systems with success
Min. Tank Size: 200 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Max. Size: 45 cm (18")
Range: Indo-West Pacific: East coast of Africa, throughout Indonesia and New Guinea to New Caledonia, north to southern Japan.
Depth: 5 - 30m (16.4 - 98.4ft)
Remarks: Named after the ringed circle above the gill cover. Adults sport a white tail that also gives it the name white tail angelfish. Should be fed often. Territorial once acclimated into a tank. Not recommended to keep more than one in a tank unless it is a confirmed pair. Adults often found in pairs around coastal reefs to at least 30m or 100ft. Juveniles stay closer to shallow inshore habitats.