Native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, this fish is also known as a Red Stripe, Orangelined and Blacktail Angelfish. Its body is a lustrous blue-grey with reddish-orange, evenly spaced, vertical stripes. The caudal fin, or tail, is black and outlined in blue. Breeding this angel in a tank is difficult due to it being a hermaphrodite; meaning there are no noticeable differences between a male and a female.
Size: up to 6"
Tank: min. 30 gallon
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive. It needs a lot of hiding places. May be aggressive toward smaller fish, especially in a small tank.
Food: (Omnivore) Spirulina, marine algae, mysid and frozen shrimp and other meaty foods. Feed 2 to 3 times a day
Adaptability: Does well in a peaceful environment.
Compatibility: May be aggressive toward smaller fish and nip at soft and stony coral and clam mantles. The larger a tank the better.