The French angelfish differs from the queen angelfish in colour, it is black with tiny yellow stripes on scales. The juveniles are black with three bright yellow body bars.
French angelfish are common in the Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas as well as Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.
You can find the French angelfish often in pairs swimming over the coral reefs. Juveniles can also be found on the coral reef as well as on sandy areas, often around holes or protective crevices in hard bottoms. French angelfish are cleaners, they actively clean parasites and debris from larger fish.
French angelfish are less shy than queen angelfish and can be easily approached.