Goldflake Angelfish

Goldflake Angelfish

Scientific Name: Apomelithys Xanthopunctatus
Availability: 2 In Stock
Origin: Ocean Captured Import

What habitat does it live in?Goldflakes are found in the deeper water around the outer edges of reefs and nearby channels and drop-offs, often in shallow water but sometimes at 10-65m/33-213’. According to angelfish expert Dr Richard Pyle they’re found individually, in pairs and small......

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What habitat does it live in?
Goldflakes are found in the deeper water around the outer edges of reefs and nearby channels and drop-offs, often in shallow water but sometimes at 10-65m/33-213’ According to angelfish expert Dr Richard Pyle they’re found individually, in pairs and small groups Once a true rarity, they’re now seen much more regularly. 

Is it hard to keep?
Despite its looks and comparative rarity, it is not particularly difficult to keep However, this is really a fish for the experienced fishkeeper. 
In the wild it feeds on sponges and tunicates it grazes from the reef, but most captive specimens will take algae, Mysis and brineshrimp, as well as some dried and frozen foods aimed at meeting the dietary requirements of specialist marine fishes. 

Marine expert Mark Strawbridge told us: “Over the past 12 years at Taunton Aquarium Centre I’ve bought and sold more than 15 Goldflakes and, in my experience, small adults readily feed, but the smaller juveniles are hit or miss. 

“If considering a Goldflake, ensure it is feeding well before you buy it

Provide it with good water quality and plenty of areas to hide in Don’t forget a good balanced diet and it should make a nice centrepiece for your aquarium The Goldflake is a relatively solitary species, more commonly seen on its own than in pairs, or sometimes in small groups of adults.”



  • Scientific Nameapomelithys xanthopunctatus

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