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Synonyms for angelfish

a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus

deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters

sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do

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After rearing his first batch of angelfishes, he saw a chance to farm angelfishes and opened Reef Culture Technologies (RCT).
This species is relatively easy to identify and is distinguished from all other angelfishes by the uniformly purple-blue body colour and the yellow vertical blotch on its side, not reaching the dorsal fin.
An Informative Guide To Breeding And Raising Angelfishes by tropical fish expert Ed Stansbury is an informative introduction to the selection, maintenance, and nutritional care for angelfish.
The combination of morphological features that include large scales (43-45 in lateral row from upper opercle to caudal fin base), 3-4 preopercular spines, a relatively narrow supracleithrum with pronounced serrae on its posterior upper margin, serrate interoperculum, and a posterior margin of the preorbital bone that is attached and hidden by skin and scales serve to distinguish it from all known angelfishes, although it appears to be a modified Centropyge.
Angelfishes of the family Pomacanthidae are among the most conspicuous inhabitants of coral reefs, occurring in both shallow and relatively deep water.
The feeding ecology of three species of Caribbean angelfishes (family Pomacanthidae).