Apolemichthys trimaculatus "armitagei", L

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Goldflake Angel. Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus. Care: Intermediate. Diet: Omnivorous. Light: Medium. Place of origin: Central Pacific

Pacific regions from the northern Cook Island west Kiribati and Micronesia. Found near coral reefs in lagoons and in gutters on outer reefs at depths between 3 and 50m. Occurs usually solitary, in pairs or occasionally in small groups. This very attractive species has three blotches and a blue mouth region like Apolemichthys trimaculatus. The broad black rims of the fins are reminiscent of A. xanthotis, and are beautifully margined with irridescent blue in A.xanthopunctatus. A black blotch on the forehead is also distinct, as is  the very long blue cheek spine. Length to 25cm.