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Spotbreast Angelfish

Greek Name: Genicanthus melanospilos

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The Spotbreast Angelfish has a long, flared tail and is sometimes called the Blackspot Lyretail Angelfish or the Blackspot Lyretail Angelfish. The Spotbreast Angelfish is one of few angelfish that exhibits dramatic sexual dimorphism.

The female is yellow ventrally and dorsally. The caudal fin, which is marine blue highlighted, has a dark blue-black edge on the top and bottom. The entire body of the male is marked by a series of vertical red stripes. The male’s tail is yellow and has blue edges.

An environment that allows the fish to flourish is a minimum of 125 gallon tanks or more. The Blackspot Angelfish is a rare exception among angelfish. It is a good reef dweller and will be able to live on reefs and not attack soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates). The Blackspot Angelfish is more peaceful than most angelfish and can be kept in a mated couple or school. The only zooplanktivores of angelfish are fish from the genus Genicanthus.

Spotbreast Angelfish’s varied diet should consist of Spirulina, high-quality angelfish preparations, finely shaved mysis, and frozen shrimp.

Estimated Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 2″; Small/Medium: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4″; Medium/Large: 4″ to 5″; Large: 5″

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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Red, White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

9"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information regarding Spotbreast Angelfish

With a very flared tail, this Spotbreast Angelfish is one of the few angelfish to display striking sexual dimorphism. Females are yellow in the dorsal area and the ventrally area is light blue. The caudal fin is blue-marine highlighted by a dark blue-black edge at the top and bottom. Males are marked by a series of vertical red stripes that cover the entire body in pale colors. The male’s tail is forked and is bright blue and yellow. A large tank with plenty of hiding spots and live rock to graze on can provide a habitat where it can flourish. A distinct exception to the majority of angelfish that are common is the Blackspot Angelfish will make an excellent reef dweller and won’t nip at soft corals and stony ones (sessile invertebrates). It’s also more tranquil and can be kept as a pair or in schools. Fish from the Genus Genicanthus are the sole Zooplanktivores in the angelfish.

 

Diet of Spotbreast Angelfish

Spotbreast Angelfish are omnivores who prefer to eat diatoms and filamentous algae in the aquarium. Angelfish are fed diverse diets that include succulent fare, marine algae-based foods, including fresh shrimp, frozen silversides, frozen brine, mysis shrimp, angelfish-based preparations, nori, specially enriched flakes, or pellets that contain Spirulina.

 

Origin of the Spotbreast Angelfish

The species of angelfish can be located in the Indo-Malayan area up to the southwestern Pacific Ocean and from the Ryukyu Islands to New Caledonia and Fiji.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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