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Regal Angelfish

Pygoplites diacanthus

Size – Up to 25cm, on average around 20cm.

Regal Angelfish, also commonly called Royal Angelfish, have bodies that are edged with blue and white, with narrow orange stripes that angle backward. The posterior part of the dorsal fin is black or blue and a set of blue dots. The caudal fin is yellow and the posterior part of the anal fin has yellow and blue bands that alternate and run parallel to their body stripes.

Found in tropical waters of the South Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea.
The prefer coral rich areas such as coral reefs and lagoons, but are also known to be found within caves.

They feed on Sponges and tunicates.

Regal Angelfish are peaceful fish and live solitary, in pairs or small groups. 

They are non-migratory and seek shelter in cracks or crevices in coral reefs.

These beauties are the only fish that belongs to the Genus, Pygoplites.

They can live up to 15 years.

Also known as the “Royal Angelfish.”

They are common fish for marine aquariums.

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