Conspicuous Angelfish

Species information for the Conspicuous Angelfish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodontoplus Conspicillatus

    COMMON NAME - Conspicuous Angelfish

    SIZE - 9.8" (25 cm)

    RANGE - New Caledonia south to the Great Barrier Reef and central New South Wales, east to Lord Howe and Norfolk Island.

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L) Temp. 66 - 75 F (19 - 24 C)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, vegetable matter, frozen or steamed spinach leaves, frozen foods containing spirulina algae and Nori (seaweed select or other), also, chopped shrimp, clams, squid, and fish may be tried. Feed 3-5 times a day with small portions.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat encrusting invertebrates, will nip at hard corals, tubeworms, and clam mantles, may nip at the oral discs of sea anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Needs a large tank with shelter sites, may take a week for new specimens to start feeding (a good crop of algae will help during this time), Susceptible to ich, velvet or coral fish disease, and the viral infection lymphocystis. lots of space and good water quality are a must. should be last fish introduced and if more than one (only one male) at the same time.

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