Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus) Care
The Cortez Angelfish, Pomacanthus zonipectus, come from the Eastern Pacific Ocean, from the Gulf of California down to Peru. Juveniles are black with yellow vertical bands and narrow blue vertical stripes. The dorsal and pelvic fins are trimmed in blue. Adults have a greyish body with its central section being lighter. There are vertical bands of dark grey, yellow and white.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, sponges, mysis and brine shrimp, and angelfish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day.
Cortez Angelfish can grow up to 18″ and do best in an aquarium that is at least 250 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. They are aggressive towards other angelfish and should be the only one in an aquarium.
They are only considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals.