Cortez Angelfish

Cortez Angelfish

Pomacanthus zonipectus


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Mexico
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 250 gallons
Max Size: 18 inches
The Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus) can be found among the reefs in the Sea of Cortez. Juveniles have a black body with yellow vertical stripes which transitions into a deep blue. As they mature, they change to a grey or brown with a solid yellow stripe behind their gills and a faded gold design on their body. They frequent large seaward reefs where they feed on a variety of foods, including crustaceans, clams, algae and coral polyps. They do well in large fish-only systems and should be kept with fish of similar size and temperament. They require significant room to swim and a well balanced diet of vitamin-enriched mysis, silversides and seaweed. Reaching a maximum size of 18 inches, adults should not be housed in an aquarium smaller than 250 gallons.

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