Flagfin Angel (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) Care
The Flagfin Angelfish, Apolemichthys trimaculatus, is also known as the Threespot Angelfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. They have a yellow body and fins and the mouth is edged with blue. They also have a black spot at the top of the head and a light tan spot behind the eye.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including sponges and a mix of mysis and brine shrimp and angelfish food. These fish are finicky eaters, which makes them more difficult to keep.
Flagfin Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in.
They are not considered reef safe because they will eat LPS, SPS, and nip at clam mantles.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 2” to 2-1/2”
Small-Medium: 2-1/2” to 3-1/2”
Medium: 3-1/2” to 4-1/2”
Medium-Large: 4-1/2” to 5-1/2”
Large: 5-1/2” to 6-1/2”
Extra Large: 6-1/2” to 7-1/2”