Also referred to as the Goldtail Angelfish or Ear Spot Angelfish, is an uncommon aquarium member because very few are collected for the aquarium industry. It has a body of mottled-brown with vertical white stripes. There are several bright sapphire-blue stripes on the head, and the tail is a dull yellow rimmed in the same sapphire-blue. As a juvenile, the tail is clear in coloration until they reach 3 to 4 inches, at which time it begins to develop the yellow coloration.The Chrysurus Angelfish requires a 220 gallon or larger aquarium with multiple hiding places and large amounts of live rock for grazing. Not a good reef dweller, the Chrysurus Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles, but may be kept with small-polyped stony corals and somewhat noxious soft corals. When stressed, the Chrysurus Angelfish makes an unusual clicking sound.
- Scientific Name: Pomacanthus chrysurus
- Origin: Southern African Coast
- Max Size: 13 inches
- Required Tank Size: 220+ gallons
- Diet: Omnivore
- Shipping Size: 1 3/4 to 2 3/4 inches