Zebra Lyretail Angelfish (Genicanthus caudovittatus)

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Common Name: Zebra Lyretail Angelfish
Scientific Name: Genicanthus caudovittatus
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 100 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 20 (8") 
Range: Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, South Africa, Maldives, Madagascar, Reunion, and Mauritius Depth:2 - 70 m (6.5 - 230ft)
Diet: Omnivore
Remarks: Named after the zebra-like stripes and black streaks along the base of the dorsal fin on males. Females are grey with black streaks along the caudal fin. Often found in pairs or loose groups of females dominated by a male on steep outer reef slopes or high above the substrate. Just like many other Gencanthus, these angels are susceptible to decompression issues due to improper collection and acclimation to shallow depth. This is usually diagnosed by a fish's inability to swim upright or remain stable, constantly trying to swim down. Avoid acquiring individuals exhibiting these symptoms.

 

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