Japanese Swallow Angelfish Female

Species information for the Japanese Swallow Angelfish Female, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthedae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Genicanthus Semifasciatus

    COMMON NAME - Japanese Swallow Angelfish (Female)

    SIZE - 8.2" (21 cm)

    RANGE - Northern Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyus, Southern Japan, and Izu Islands.

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet including finely chopped fresh marine shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, and frozen preparations that contain spirulina algae. An occasional feeding of live brine, black worms or grozen mysid shrimp is relished. Feed 2 - 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - One of the better angels for the reef tank, but, keep an eye on um and your soft corals, xenia, anthelia. May pick at sponges and bryozoans.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Not overly aggressive, but, prone to harass small planktivores such as anthias, fairy wrasses, flasher wrasses, creole wrasse, tile fishes, chromis damselfishes, and fire gobies. Only one male of this species per tank. Low light is recommended as these fish are a deep water fish and will most likely acclimate better if the lighting is not too strong.

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