The Arabian Angelfish Pomacanthus asfur is unusually beautiful both as a juvenile and as an adult. The adult has a royal blue body with an intense yellow tail and a large, wide, yellow “V” shaped stripe. The juvenile has an attractive blue with light-blue and white stripes. During both stages this angel is truly a stunning eye catcher. Other common names the Arabian Angelfish are known by are the Asfur Angelfish, Crescent Angelfish, and Half Moon Angelfish.
The Arabian Angelfish has bold colors but not the dominant personality seen in some other large angels. These angelfish are some of the shyest of the Pomacanthus group, but with a friendly disposition. Still as with most saltwater fish, they will not tolerate other angelfish and can be very aggressive towards its own kind, unless in a matched pair. As they become accustom and comfortable with their tank, they may pick on passive fish and any new tank mates. But as long as the pestered fish is not cowering and will still eat, they both should adapt.