Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: No
Max Size: Up to 8"
Bluespotted Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus)
The Bluespotted Angelfish, otherwise known as the Blue Spangled Angelfish, have a light brown face with blue lips and a small orange forehead marking. The rest of their body is a dark blue with light blue spots, and their anal and dorsal fins are black with bright blue trim. The most striking element of the Bluespotted Angelfish is their yellow tail fins which contrast their blue spots.
These angelfish should be kept in a 125 gallon tank or larger with live rock for grazing and multiple places to hide. They are not the best reef dwellers, so they are prone to nipping soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. They are not overly aggressive, but they should be kept with non-aggressive tank mates.
The diet of the Bluespotted Angelfish should include: high-quality fish preparation, spirulina, marine algae, and meaty items such as frozen shrimp and mysis. These fish should be fed at least three times a day.