The Golden Angelfish is secretive in nature, making it both difficult to acquire and a prized fish in the hobby. This species is identified by its velvet-looking burnt orange/red color with thin, broken yellow vertical bars running along each side of the body. The Golden Angel requires a minimum tank size of 50 gallons with plenty of hiding places and live rock for grazing. This angelfish is best kept as the only dwarf angel in a tank. Best maintained with very peaceful tank mates. Often maintained by hobbyists in the reef aquarium, caution should be used if there is an abundance of large polyp stony (LPS) and small polyp stony (SPS) corals in the tank. This species has been known to nip at these corals as well as Xenia. In most cases the fish will not damage these corals, but rather just irritate them. The Golden Angel should be fed a variety of foods, including angelfish preparations containing sponge.