Scientific Name: Pomacanthus semicirculatus
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: Small: 2-3.25"; Medium: 3-4.5"; Large: 4.75-6.25"
Approximate Full Size: 12 to 15 inches
Native Region: Indo-Pacific
Reef Safe: No
The Pomacanthus semicirculatus only lives up to its name while in juvenile coloration. During this time it has semi-circular white rings in the tail region. These are lost in the adult coloration of spotting over a yellow/blue background. Also known by the common name Koran Angelfish, it is found in the Info-Pacific. A hardy aquarium fish, it requires a varied diet of vegetable and meaty foods, with a vitamin supplement highly recommended. Fresh seafood can entice a newcomer to start to eat in the aquarium. Even the juveniles are rather aggressive, so tankmates should also be rather hardy and this Angel added last. It is not "reef safe". It is known to eat even "slime algae", though it cannot keep the tank totally clean. Like most Angels, it should be kept singly in the home aquarium.