Spotbreast Angelfish (Genicanthus melanospilos) Care
The Spotbreast Angelfish, Genicanthus melanospilos, is also known as the Ornate Angelfish and the Bellus Lyretail Angelfish. These fish come from the Eastern Indian Ocean. Females have horizontal white, black and blue body bands with black and white vertical bands on the head. Males have a gray body with two yellow horizontal stripes and a thick tan band bisecting the yellow stripes. They can be kept in pairs or harems; the can change sex depending on their numbers.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, mysis and brine shrimp, and angelfish food.
Spotbreast Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and lots of places to hide in.
These angelfish are reef safe and will not bother corals and sessile invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1” to 1½”
Small-Medium: 1½” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3½”
Medium-Large: 3½” to 4½”
Large: 4½” to 5½”
Extra Large: 5½” to 6½”