Focus on Fish – Masked Swallowtail Angelfish

ReefBumBy ReefBum 3 years agoNo Comments

masked swallowtail angelfish

So you have a reef tank and you also have an affinity for keeping marine angelfish, a potentially bad combination since many angelfish have a reputation for snacking on and destroying corals. But wait, options do exist!

As I mentioned in a prior blog post, many reef keepers, including myself, have successfully kept Regal Angelfish in reef tanks, although it can be a roll of the dice since some individuals will snack on corals. If you are not the gambling type and want more piece of mind you should consider a Masked Swallowtail Angelfish.

Also known as Japanese Masked Swallowtail Angelfish, this critter is part of the Genicanthus genus, a group that includes Bellus and Watanabei angels. All of these fish feed in the wild above the MORE

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