Angels in reef tanks? Yes – but be selective

So you’ve brought a bit of the reef into your home, and you want to add a flash of color. You’ve got your heart set on one of the most popular aquarium-dwellers, the angelfish, but you’ve heard that might not be a good idea. It’s true, most larger species of angelfish are not suitable for reef tanks, primarily because they have a propensity for chowing down on what makes a reef tank a reef tank. But one group seems perfectly fitted for the reef tank environment – the swallowtail or lyretail angelfish (Genicanthus). There are six species of Genicanthus that would be right at home in your reef tank: Bellus (credit: Aquafanatic) Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus) – Also known as the Ornate Angelfish. Tails narrow into
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