Singapore Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus) Care
The Singapore Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus, is also known as the Vermiculated Angelfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region, including Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. This fish is often confused as a butterflyfish because of their body shape. They have blue lips and a yellow face with a black vertical band running through the eye. It has a two-tone body, with a cream color fades into a larger black area. there are yellow specks throughout the body and the tail is a bright yellow. The dorsal and anal fins are edged in bright blue.
Singapore Angelfish are omnivores but do best with a diet mysis or finely shaved frozen shrimp and other meaty items. They require an aquarium that is at least 120 gallons or more and has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. These fish can be difficult to keep and are typically very shy when first introduced to an aquarium.
They are considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1” to 1½”
Small-Medium: 1½” to 2”
Medium: 2” to 2½”
Medium-Large: 2½” to 3”
Large: 3” to 3½”