Black Velvet Angelfish

Species information for the Black Velvet Angelfish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY- Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodontoplus Melanosoma

    COMMON NAME - Black Velvet Angelfish (Gray Poma)

    SIZE - 6.7" (17 cm)

    RANGE - Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, spirulina, marine algae, mysid shrimp, variuos high quality marine meaty food.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May eat soft corals and nip at large polyped stony corals, zoanthids, and clam mantles.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep with nonaggressive tankmates and plenty of hiding places. Will browse on filamentous algae and diatoms growing on hard surfaces.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 14, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 17, 2008