Found in coral rich areas of lagoons and seaward reefs in the Indian Ocean, the Western Pacific and the Andaman Sea, this fish is a solitary creature. Juveniles are yellow with two black stripes, whereas adults are mostly brown or black with a lyretail. The juveniles are fairly well-tempered, yet as they age they become evil-tempered and bold.
Size: ave 1"
No. in Tank: ONE - a solitary fish.
Tank: min. 10 gallons
Food: (Carnivore) Need a meaty diet with algae. In the wild, it eats algae, crustaceans and zoo-plankton.
Adaptation: Needs places to hide and swim. Will take 2+ hours to fully acclimate.
Compatibility: Ideal for a reef system, corals and invertebrates are generally safe. No docile tank-mates. Best housed with other aggressive fish but not another Black and Gold.