Ornate Angelfish

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Ornate Angelfish

This fish is known as Ornate Angelfish and the correct latin name is Genicanthus bellus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is East India. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful Angelfish.

Ornate Angelfish can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Ornate 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.


Ornate Angelfish picture 1; female

Ornate Angelfish picture 2; female


Ornate Angelfish picture 1; male

Ornate Angelfish picture 2; male

Ornate Angelfish picture 3; male

Ornate Angelfish picture 4; male
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