Maculosus Angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus) Care
The Maculosus Angelfish, Pomacanthus maculosus, is also known as the called the Yellowbar Angelfish and Map Angelfish. These fish come from Western Indian Ocean. Juveniles are blue/black with multiple white and light blue vertical lines. Adults develop a blueish-purple front that fades into a dark blue back half. There is a large splash of yellow in the center of the body that has been said to resemble a map or crescent. The tail is yellowish with speckles of brighter gold and the body is trimmed in blue.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, sponges, mysis and brine shrimp, and angelfish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day.
Maculosus Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 250 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. Despite their large size, these fish are very hardy and a good beginner fish from the Large Angel category.
They are only considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals.
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”
Extra Extra Large: 7-1/2” to 8-1/2”