The Six-banded Angelfish is alternately referred to as the Six Barred or Six Striped Angelfish. As an adult, the primarily pale-tan body has five nearly evenly-spaced dark brown stripes. The sixth stripe is white and just behind the eyes. Dark blue polka-dots cover the entire body, while vibrant sapphire-blue dots cover the caudal fin and back portion of the anal fin.
The Six-banded Angelfish is known by divers and aquarists to grunt in warning when approached.
The Six-banded Angelfish are hermaphroditic, difficult to breed, and indistinguishable in color from male to female.
It is a large fish and requires a 180 gallon or larger tank with many hiding places; large amounts of live rock will also help create a good environment. Not a good reef dweller, the Six-banded Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.
The diet of the Six-banded Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. It should be fed at least three times a day.