Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus)

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Bellus Angelfish

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Male Bellus Angelfish

Genicanthus bellus

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::80 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-15 years

Family

Pomacanthidae

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Bellus Angelfish, Ornate Angelfish, Bellus Lyretail Angelfish


Origin

Eastern Indian Ocean: Cocos-Keeling Atoll. Pacific Ocean: Philippines, Palau, Guam, Cook Island and the Society Islands. Recently reported from Tong.

Sexing

One of the few angelfish displaying sexual dimorphism. The male is an iridescent pale white and blue, with the lower half of the body and anal fin highlighted by long, horizontal blue stripes and one, yellow to orange stripe extending toward the caudal fin and edging the dorsal fin. The female is an iridescent pale white and blue and black with a yellow/orange dorsal fin and lateral stripe running from gills to tail.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful.

Diet

Omnivorous.

Feeding regime

Daily.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank.

Behaviour

Mixes well.

Identification

See sexing.

Pictures

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