The Vermiculate Angelfish has blue lips and a yellow nose abruptly change to a black vertical band over the eyes, resembling a mask. The mask is bordered with another thin vertical band of yellow, followed by a wider vertical band of white with the body being primarily black. Dorsal and anal fins are outlined in brilliant sapphire-blue and the caudal fin is usually yellow but may be gray.
Provide a quietly-located aquarium with non-aggressive tank mates and plenty of hiding places may help.
An aquarium with live rock for grazing will also help provide an optimal environment.
The Vermiculate Angelfish may to nip at stony and soft corals and clam mantles. It will also graze on microalgae, filamentous algae, and diatoms.
The Vermiculate Angelfish is hermaphroditic, and does not have distinguishable variations in color between male and female.
The diet should consist of mysis or frozen shrimp, and chopped meaty foods.