Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi)

Name: Scribbled Angel
Scientific Name: Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
Reef-Safe: With caution
Min. Tank Size: 120 gallons
Captive Care: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Max. Size: 28 cm (11") 
Range: From North West to North East Australia, Aru Island in Indonesia, and sourthern Papua New Guinea
Depth: 3 - 15m (10 - 49ft) 
Diet: Omnivore
Remarks: A beauty that hails from Australia. This species changes colors by sex, unusual for its genus. Juveniles have black bodies and one yellow line, but turns blue at a size of just 1". When a female turns male, the color pattern turns to lines, and the body shape becomes square, making it easy to distinguish between males and females. Eastern Australian variant has a yellow band while the Western Australian variant has a strong orange band. Current captive breeding effort has been successful out of Bali, making many juveniles available to the trade.

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