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Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish

 

Angelfish are graceful fish. Adult angelfish have long dorsal and anal fins, and rounded foreheads. They generally grow to more than one foot in length.

 

Queen angelfish are blue to greenish, with tiny yellow stripes on scales, bright yellow ventral pectoral fins, blue lips and a yellowish face. Juveniles have a dark blue body with three slim stripes, a bright yellow area in the front and yellow lips.

Queen angelfish are common in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. They are rare in Bermuda and south to Brazil.

You can find the queen angelfish on the coral reefs. Juveniles prefer offshore reefs and often act as cleaners.

The queen angelfish is a bit shy but after retreating a short distance often return to observe you.