Fish Guide

Black Spot Angelfish   (Genicanthus melanospilos)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 66 to 164 ft.   Size: 7 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Blackspot Angelfish is found on reef dropoffs rich in coral and sponges. It may also be found at the base of dropoffs on sand and rubble bottoms. It is generally observed in mated pairs or in small groups dominated by a single male. This species has been observed to have bachelor males
Husbandry: The Blackspot Angelfish is considered one of the more hardy members of the Genicanthus genus. It does require a large swimming space and live rock which will provide ample hiding spaces. It is reported to acclimate better in dimly-lit aquaria but it is also observed to thrive in bright reef aquariums.

AKA: Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish, Blackspot Angelfish

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