Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish (Genicanthus caudovittatus)
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Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish
341 Litres (90 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
8.1 - 8.5
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
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- Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish, Japanese Swollowtail Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish, Black Spot Angelfish, Blackspot Angelfish, Blackspot Lyretail Angelfish, Spotbreast Angelfish
Additional scientific names
- Centropyge caudovittatus, Geniacanthus melanospilus, Genicanthus melanospilus, Holacanthus caudibicolor, Holacanthus caudovittatus, Holacanthus melanospilos, Holacanthus zebra
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females will have a yellow stripe on their backs and a light blue body with a black and blue tail, males will be similar but with thick black lines on their bodies.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- One of the few reef-safe Angelfish, should not nip at corals or invertebrates. Works well in a mated pair, or in a school if the tank is large enough.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Algae, sponge, and other prepared foods. Accepts small pellets and frozen food as well.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs a mature reef tank with plenty of live rock for grazing. Hiding places should also be provided within the rock work.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A relatively peaceful Angelfish which will spend most of its time grazing the live rock.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Yellow on the top with blue bodies, the females will have black stripes on the tail and the males on the body. See sexing.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )