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Gray Angelfish
Gray Angelfish
Fish. Mostly solitary and territorial, gray angelfish are sometimes found working in pairs. At full growth, they are 25-60 cm (10-24 in) long and may weigh nearly 2 kg (4.5 lb). They live in coral reef environments, in depths of 2-30 meters (6-99 feet). They are larger than average and somewhat aggressive compared to other saltwater fish. Youngsters occasionally clean parasites off larger fish. Young gray angelfish look quite different from their adult versions, starting out black with yellow stripes and changing color dramatically as they grow. These fish make a sound like a moan in recognition of each other.
Scientific Name Lifespan
Pomacanthus arcuatus 5 to 12 years
Carnivore. Sea sponges, coral, and similar sea animals and, although primarily carnivorous, they eat algae and sea grasses.
Predators and Threats
Larger marine animals including octopuses, giant groupers, and some sea anemones.
Commonly found on coral reefs in the western Atlantic ocean, they range from Brazil to northeastern United States.