Fish Database

Bellus Angel

Scientific Name: Genicanthus bellus

Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Mysis Shrimp, Meaty Foods
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 75gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Lemon Tyk

Plankton Feeder Type Angels – This group of angels usually do very well in reef-type tanks, but because of their size, which can range from 4-8 inches, they need larger reef tanks. Most are plankton feeders and eat food out of the water column. Because of this, most will not pick on any corals, clams, or invertebrates, but you still need to watch them, as in a closed system, they may start to pick on them. Males and females have different color patterns and you can usually keep a male and female together, or one male with a harem of females. If only one male is present some will convert back to female colors. You need to be careful, as a lot of the times they come in with some type of disease and need to be quarantined before being placed into the main tank. They should be fed mysis shrimp, plankton, and formula foods.

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