Six Bar Angelfish (Pomacanthus sexstriatus) Care
The Six Bar Angelfish, Pomacanthus sexstriatus, is also known as the Six bar Angelfish and Six-Banded Angelfish. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific, from Japan south to Australia. Juveniles have a blue-black body with vertical curved white bands. Adults have a brownish-yellow body, dorsal, anal and tail fins with six vertical bands. They have blue spots on the body, anal fin, and tail with blue edging on the dorsal, anal and tail fins.
Six Bar Angelfish are omnivores that require a diet of marine algae, angelfish food, and a variety of meaty foods.
They do best in a large aquarium that is at least 220 gallons or more and has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. They do not do well with other angelfish or fish that are similar in size or appearance to themselves.
Although juveniles are reef safe, the adults will nip at clam mantles and corals.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1″ to 1-3/4″
Medium: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″
Large: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/4″
Small: 2″ to 3-1/2″
Medium: 3-1/2″ to 5″
Large: 5″ to 7″