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Zebra angel fish

Genicanthus melanospilos

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Genicanthus melanospilos
Size: 18cm in adult size
Reef Compatible: Yes
Aquarium Size: 350L +
Temperament: Low aggression level, will ignore other fish, even angels, but might chase small planktivores.

Group of fish:Reef Safe Angel fish

MAX Total adult length: 18cm

Suggested minimum aquarium: 350 liter

Hardiness: Medium – as long as other fish do not bully them when introduced

Food requirements: Variety is the spices of life for Zebra angel. pirulina algae are essential in their diet and regular small feedings

Introduction into a reef aquarium: Zebra angels are recommended as they do not pose any thread to any coral. Actually one of the best angels for a reef aquarium.

Reef compatibility with:

  • Crustaceans Yes
  • SPS corals Yes
  • Hard corals Yes
  • Soft corals Yes

Aggression notes: The Zebra angel show low aggression levels, will ignore other fish, even angels, but might chase small planktivores.

Special requirements: Boost them with some live brine shrimp when you receive them and make sure that you have hiding places in your aquarium for your Zebra angel