Asfur Angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur) Care
The Asfur Angelfish, Pomacanthus asfur, is also known as the Arabian Angelfish and Crescent Angelfish. These fish are from the Red Sea region but have also been found in the Indo-Pacific region. Juveniles have a blue body with light-blue and white stripes. Adults have a dark blue/purple body, black face, yellow tail, and a distinct yellow crescent crossing the center of the body.
Asfur Angelfish are omnivores that require a diet of marine algae, sponges, angelfish food, and a variety of small meaty foods. They do best in an aquarium that is at least 220 gallons or more and has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. They do not do well with other angelfish or fish that are similar in size or appearance to themselves.
They are considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals.