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The Singapore Angelfish has white on the front of the body and is dark from the middle of the body to the base of the tail. The tail is yellow; there is a black band through the eye and yellow in front of the eye band. Blue lips and a yellow nose abruptly change to a black vertical band over the eyes, resembling a mask. The mask is bordered with another thin vertical band of yellow, followed by a wider vertical band of white with the body being primarily black. Dorsal and anal fins are outlined in brilliant sapphire-blue and the caudal fin is usually yellow but may be gray. No distinguishable variations in color between male and female.
Common Name: Singapore Angelfish
Other Names: Singapore Angel Fish, Vermiculated Angelfish, Cream Angel FIsh
Scientific Name: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
Habitat and Care
This species can do well In captivity its surroundings are to its liking. It is an inherently shy and peaceful fish, therefore it requires exceptionally peaceful tankmates and quite surroundings if it is to adapt. Keeping it with bold or boisterous fishes will result in hiding constantly. Keep it in an aquarium with lots of hiding places; with nonaggressive tankmates you will increase your chances of success with this species. Live rock or good crop of microalgae may also facilitate acclimation. Some acclimate well, while others hide constantly and do not eat. Providing a quietly-located aquarium with non-aggressive tank mates and plenty of hiding places may help. Live rock for grazing will also help provide an optimal environment. It is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It will also graze on microalgae, filamentous algae, and diatoms.
Level of Care: Medium
Natural Origin: Indo-Pacific
Sizes-Approximate: Small-Large 1 - 4 inches
Individuals will vary and may not look identical to the images
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