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Commonly Asked Questions

Appears in Georgia Aquarium's:
  • Indo-Pacific Reef Habitat

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa through French Polynesia to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific.
  • Found in lagoon and seaward reef slopes in rich coral areas. Commonly at depths of 30 to 148 feet (9 - 45 m).

Physical Characteristics

  • Coloration is predominantly orange with purple barring. Barring and spotting may make individual appear fully purple. Can be very pale in deep water.
  • A short and deep lateral body shape with a compressed cross section and a terminally-positioned mouth.
  • Commonly grows to 3.9 inches (10 cm) long.

Diet / Feeding

  • Diet consists of algae.

Reproduction / Growth

  • Appears individually or in small harems of 3-7 individuals.

Conservation Status

  • “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Additional Information

  • Also called “twospined angelfish.”