French Angelfish

Size: Up to 2 feet
Habitat/Range: Shallow coral reefs in tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean


French angelfish are often confused with their close relative, the gray angelfish. French angelfish have black scales edged with bright yellow while gray angelfish lack the yellow trim. Juvenile French angelfish have the same general shape as the adult, but very different coloration and patterns. The juvenile fish is black with three thick, vertical yellow bands on the body. French angelfish form monogamous relationships with a single mate. The pair defend their territory from other French angelfish.