Blackspot Angelfish Male

Species information for the Blackspot Angelfish Male, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Genicanthus Melanospilos

    COMMON NAME - Blackspot Angelfish, Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish

    SIZE - 7.1" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, finely shaved fresh or frozen shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and frozen preparations containing spirulina algae. Feed at least 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - One of the best angelfishes for the reef aquarium.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will browse on filamentous algae and diatoms growing in the aquarium, Need plenty of swim space, constantly active, acclimates well, may chase small docile planktivores, Males may fight with other Genicanthus spp. One male to a tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 15, 2008