Pomacanthus sexstriatus, Juv, S

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Sixbar Angel : A. Pomacanthus sexstriatus. Care: Intermediate. Diet: Omnivorous. Light: Medium. Place of origin: Western Pacific

Ranges throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago, reaching west to Thailand, east to the Salomon Islands and the Coral Sea and in the tropical zones of Japan and Australia. Occurs in a variety of habitats, from turbid lagoons to pristine outer reefs at a depth range between about 5 and 60m. The species is usually shy, and encountered mainly in pairs. Juveniles live on shallower protected reefs. A distinct species with its pale body and six vertical dark stripes, and a dark head with a white vertical stripe. Juveniles are bluish black with vertical white lines on the body and head that change to blue on the fins. Length to 45cm, common 35cm.