Zebra Angelfish Female

Species information for the Zebra Angelfish Female, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthedae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Genicanthus Caudovittatus

    COMMON NAME - Zebra Angelfish, Red Sea Swallowtail Angelfish (male)

    SIZE - 7.8" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Red Sea, East Africa, Mauritius, south to Mozambique, Island of Pulau We, western Sumatra.

    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 them 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 14, 2008