Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) Care
The Majestic Angelfish, Pomacanthus navarchus, is also known as the Blue Girdled Angelfish and the Navarchus Angelfish. These fish come from throughout the Indo-Pacific and Micronesia. Juveniles have a dark blue body with multiple vertical white and pale blue bands. Adults have a yellow to orange body, lower face, dorsal and tail fin. The anal fin and pelvic fins are a dark blue edged with a lighter blue. There are two blue arched-shaped bands on the body, both of which are trimmed in a bright blue.
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.
Majestic Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 180 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in.
They are not reef-safe because they are known to nip at clam mantles and corals.