Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus) Care
The Goldflake Angelfish, Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus, is also known as the Gold-spangled Angelfish and Gold Spotted Angelfish. These fish come from the Pacific Ocean region. They have a yellowish body with bright golden specks all over it. The lips are blue, it has a dark spot above the eyes and the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins are black with blue trim.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, mysis and brine shrimp, and angelfish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day.
Goldflake Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. Once settled in an aquarium, they will become territorial.
They are only considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals. Overall, they tend to be better than most angels in a reef tank.