Indian Yellowtail Angelfish

Species information for the Indian Yellowtail Angelfish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Apolemichthys Xanthurus

    COMMON NAME - Indian Yellowtail Angelfish

    SIZE - 7.9" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Indian Ocean

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, meaty foods, Marine algae, occasionally frozen sponge containing angel food preparation


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May nip sessile invertebrates, stony and soft corals, clam mantles

    CAPTIVE CARE - Readily adjusts to aquarium life. Sponges for a large portion of its natural diet, but, it can be switched to other foods, only one per tank, very active not suitable for a peaceful community tank, can be aggressive to related forms of fishes introduced after it is settled in. Should be the last fish added.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 14, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 16, 2008