Top 10 Most Beautiful Fishes In The World

4. Blueface Angelfish

Blueface angel fish are the most colorful member of angelfish family, native to Indo-Pacific region. As the name indicates they have a deep blue colored face. Blueface angel fishes have a length up to 14 inches. Their body is a mixture of light yellow and blue.

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Blue angel fishes have a lifespan of 10 years. This species of angel fish used to have foods like shrimps, marine algaes and squids. It is found as a lovable aquarium fish as it is not all shows aggressive behavior.

The yellowface angelfish grows to a maximum length of 38 centimetres and is laterally compressed. The mouth is just above the tip of the snout. The fins are large and rounded and are yellow, some edged with blue round the margins. The dorsal fin is set just in front of the caudal region, has a distinctive black eyespot at the base and has 13–14 spines and 16–18 soft rays. The anal fin has 3 spines and 16–18 soft rays.

The scales are pale blue edged with yellow giving a reticulated pattern. The face is yellow with a dense network of brilliant blue lines on the bottom half and a plain yellow mask around the eyes. Juveniles are quite differently coloured with 6 vertical white bars separated by pale blue lines and a caudal fin barred in 2 shades of blue. The juveniles change colour gradually after reaching a length of 7 to 12 centimetres. This species can be confused with the queen angelfish or the blue angelfish, but both these have a completely blue face and lack the caudal eyespot.

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