Venusta Angelfish (Paracentropyge venustus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 20 to 131 ft. Size: 4.75 in. Jumps: No Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, tunicates (unclear)
Natural History: The Venusta Angelfish is found on steep reef slopes and dropoffs, generally deeper than 50 feet. It is observed to swim upside-down in caves along the roof, picking at invertebrates on the rock. It is generally observed singly.
Husbandry: The Venusta Angelfish is best acclimated to a dimly lit aquarium with live rock to provide hiding places. It is peaceful and should only be housed with peaceful tankmates that are unaggressive feeders. Frequent activity outside of its aquarium will usually make this species bolt into hiding and remain stressed.
AKA: Purplemask Angelfish, Blue-backed Angelfish
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