Fish Database

Black Spot Angel – Female

Scientific Name: Genicanthus melanospilosis

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallon
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Stuff Point

This group of angels usually do very well in reef type tank, but because of their size, which can range from 4-8 inches, they need larger-sized 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 because they often 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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