Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus meredithi)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Australopacific Region
Depth: 5 to 98 ft. Size: 9.75 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, encrusting invertebrates, fish eggs
Natural History: The Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish is generally found in small haremic groups in landward reef zones and lagoons. Juveniles are observed in harbors, around piers, grazing the sponges on the pilings. Adults are haremic, with groups consisting of one male and several females. Adults will raid the nests of other fishes, such as damselfish.
Husbandry: The Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish is one of the most durable Chaetodontoplus genus. It will likely pick at other angelfishes, especially those added after it has already acclimated. It may pick at corals if underfed in the aquarium. It demands high water quality and may stop feeding if it declines too far. It can be housed with other angels but it should be added at the same time its tankmates are added.
AKA: Yellowtail Angelfish, Meredith's Angelfish
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