Fish Guide

Scribbled Angelfish   (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Southern Indian Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 9.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Sponges, tunicates, algae
Natural History: The Scribbled Angelfish is generally found on rocky areas of coastal reefs, often in turbid water. Is is most commonly observed singly but is also found in pairs and small groups.
Husbandry: The Scribbled Angelfish is considered relatively durable in captivity. It should be housed in an aquarium with a good amount of swimming room, live rock to feed on, and plenty of hiding places. Its tankmates should be peaceful. The Scribbled Angelfish may be aggressive with other angelfish species, but otherwise it is generally peaceful. It may pick at corals. A sponge-encrusted live rock offering may help acclimate this fish in captivity.
Reproduction: The Scribbled Angelfish has bred in captivity. Males and females engage in courtship behaviors including rapid swimming and soaring. Egg clutches have been reported to be as high as 30,000.

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