Blueline Angel - Juvenile (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 164 ft. Size: 9.75 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Macroalgae, sponges, sea whips, black corals
Natural History: The Blueline Angelfish is most common on rocky and rubble-slope reefs along the coast of Southeast Asia. Juveniles are generally found singly in deeper water than adults. Adults are usually observed singly, in pairs, or occasionally in three's. Juveniles exhibit different coloration than adults. Juveniles are black with a large vertical yellow bar behind the operculum while adults are a burnt orange color with horizontal blue, undulating stripes.
Husbandry: The Blueline Angelfish is considered a hardy aquarium fish that is resistant to many diseases common to other angelfish. It is reported to accept a wide variety of aquarium foods. This species of angelfish may become aggressive toward other angelfish, butterflyfishes, or other benthic omnivores after it acclimates to its aquarium. If two Blueline Angelfish are to be kept in a single aquarium, it should be at least 180 gallons in size.
Reproduction: This species has spawned in captivity. Males display, sometimes on their sides, in front of and around females, with fins erect.
AKA: Bluestripe Angelfish - Juvenile China Blueline
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