Blueface Angelfish – Pomacanthus xanthometopon

When I grunt, it means I don’t want you near me.

Blueface angelfish are covered in black, white and sapphire blue stripes when they are young. When they grow to about 12 cm (~5 inches), their bodies become pale yellow. They also have bluish scales and bright yellow pectoral fins.  Adult blueface angelfish can grow to as large as 38 cm (15 inches), and can live up to two decades!

Did you know?

Blueface angelfish are one of the reef inhabitants that communicate by making grunts which are audible to divers. They make these sounds to defend their territory  against other competing blueface angelfish.

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