As their name suggests, their primarily pale-tan body are boldly marked with nearly evenly-spaced six light colored vertical bars. Mature specimens have black or brown bars over a lighter basic coloration, ranging from silver white to cream colored. Often, blue dots may speckle the entire body, obscured by the bands. Emits loud grunting sounds when harassed.
Maintaining a healthy Sixbar Angel can be both a challenge and a rewarding task. In the wild, they have been known to eat fish eggs, sponges, worms, and mollusks, among a number of other foods. Pomacanthus sexstriatus normally do not get along well with other large Angels. They may also nip at the mantles of tridacnid clams, or nibble at hard and soft corals. For this reason, they are not considered reef safe. Because of their tendencies to graze on algae in their enclosures, Six Bar Angels should be introduced only into well-established aquariums (12 – 18 months and older). It is a hardy and can grow quite large compared to most angelfish (up to 46 cm).
Euxiphipops sexstriatus (Cuvier, 1831)
Holacanthus sexstriatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus sextriatus (Cuvier, 1831)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Pomacanthus (Genus) > Pomacanthus sexstriatus (Species)