Chaetodontoplus dimidiatusis commonly referred to as Velvet angelfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 1241 AphiaID: 280117 Scientific: Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus German: Phantom-Samtkaiserfisch English: Velvet Angelfish Category: Angelfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Chaetodontoplus (Genus) > dimidiatus (Species) Initial determination: (Bleeker, ), 1860 Occurrence: Ambon, Indonesia, Moluccas, Papua, Philippines, Raja Amat, Sulawesi Sea depth: 5 - 40 Meter Size: up to 8.66" (22 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Zooplankton Tank: 329.97 gal (~ 1500L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-01-07 21:52:40
Last edit: 2021-04-17 16:32:29
Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus also known as Velvet angelfish is found in the Asian Pacific from Indonesia and Philippines, north to south-west Japan.
The Velvet angelfish has a light gray head and back, black below, dorsal and anal fins are black with yellow margins, he has a yellow tail; maze of yellow markings on snout and nape.
Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus is mostly seen solitary or in pairs in inshore and outer rock and coral reefs in 5-30m deep.
Most large angelfish are well known for nipping at large-polyped stony corals and some soft corals as well as tridacnid clam mantles.
Holacanthus dimidiatus Bleeker, 1860
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Chaetodontoplus (Genus) > Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus (Species)
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