General information about Scribbled Angelfish
Scribbled Angelfish are spawned in saltwater ponds on the Indonesian coast. The face and body are predominantly a dark blue-black color. A wide vertical band of yellow-white and white separates the head from its body. The upper body is adorned with a yellow stripe and the caudal Fin is also yellow. The large anal and dorsal fins, as well as the numerous scrawls on the body of the Scribbled Angelfish give it its name. The Scribbled Angelfish males are usually indistinguishable from the females in terms of color variation. However, there may be a small white spot on the gill covers. Scribbled Angelfish require a large swimming area. This aquarium should have plenty of hiding spots and rock to allow for their grazing. The Scribbled Angelfish is not a suitable candidate for a reef aquarium. It will nip at stony and soft corals (sessile insects) and clam mantles. The Scribbled Angelfish can be shy and should not be kept with aggressive tank mates. It will become more aggressive once it is acclimated.
Scribbled Angelfish Diet
Scribbled angelfishes are omnivores. They eat sponges and tunicates, but also macroalgae and coral polyps. To stimulate a feeding response, scribbled fishes can be fed fresh clams or mussels, live feeder mysis, brine shrimps, or a clam or mussel. The Juvenile Scribbled angelfishes can be fed dried flakes, frozen prepared diets to sponge and algeaters, frozen shrimps, or tablets.
Scribbled Angelfish Origin
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi can be found in the Indo-West Pacific, from Western Austraia to Queensland and Southward to Lord Howe Island in southern New Guinea and the Aru islands in Indonesia.