Fish Species

Flagfin Angelfish

Flagfin Angelfish - Description

The Flagfin Angelfish is also commonly known as the three-spot angelfish and can be easily identified by its vibrant yellow coloring and its bright blue 'lips'.

It has a large spot above its eyes and a further two spots by its gills, hence the name 'three-spot angelfish'. Like other angelfish, only a single species should be kept in a tank to avoid aggressive behaviour.

The Flagfin Angelfish is hermaphroditic and visibly you cannot distinguish between males and females.

Profile of the Flagfin Angelfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Flagfin Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 26cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen food, Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 40m

  • Behaviour: Peaceful fish provided a single specimen is kept

  • Range: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Flagfin Angelfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Apolemichthys trimaculatus

  • Popular Name: Flagfin Angelfish - Threespot Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Flagfin Angelfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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