Yellowtail Angelfish

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Yellowtail Angelfish

This species is known as Yellowtail Angelfish and the correct latin name is Apolemichthys xanthurus. It belongs to the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful.

Yellowtail Angelfish can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are 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 Yellowtail 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.

You should have plenty of hiding place in the tank, rocks and corals. This fish is peaceful to other species, but also to own specie, so you can keep more fish from the same specie together with other same sized and peaceful fish.

A. Xanthurus is an omnivore and it eats meaty food; such as squid, mussels, shrimp and green food like spinach and maybe algae too.

Yellowtail Angelfish picture

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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