Black Velvet Angelfish

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Black Velvet Angelfish

This fish is known as Black Velvet Angelfish, Grey Poma and the correct latin name is Chaetodontoplus melanosoma. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a semi-aggressive fish. More space means less aggression.

Black Velvet Angelfish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Black Velvet Angelfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Black Velvet Angelfish, picture no. 1

Black Velvet Angelfish, picture no. 2

Black Velvet Angelfish, picture no. 3
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