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Black Spot Lyretail Angel Fish
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Black Spot Lyretail Angel Fish also known as the Spot Breast Lyretail Angel Fish or Japanese Swallowtail Angel Fish. This species is found around Malaysia, Fiji, Ryukyus, Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia where they live on fore reefs.
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The Black Spot Angel Fish is one of the few angelfish to exhibit dramatic sexual dimorphism. The female is yellow dorsally, and light blue ventrally and caudal fin is marine-blue highlighted by a dark, blue-black edging on the top and bottom. The male is marked with a series of vertical red stripes covering the entire pale colored body. The tail of the male is forked and is yellow with blue edges.
An aquarium with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing will offer an environment in which to thrive. Black Spot Angel Fish will make a good reef dweller, and will not nip at stony and soft corals. It is also more peaceful and may be kept as a mated pair, or in schools.
The diet of the Black Spot Angel Fish should include marine algae, chopped meaty foods, mysis or frozen shrimp.