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Xanthurus Cream Angelfish
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Xanthurus Cream Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthurus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 8"
Origin Sri Lanka
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Xanthurus Cream Angelfish is also referred to as the Indian Yellowtail Angelfish, Cream Angelfish, or Yellowtail Black Angelfish. True to its Latin name, the caudal fin is yellow. The dorsal fin is outlined with a silvery-white line.

The Xanthurus Cream Angelfish adapts readily to aquarium life. It requires a minimum of a 125 gallon tank or larger with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing will offer an environment in which to thrive. It is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. Only one specimen should be kept per tank.

It is hermaphroditic, and there are no distinguishing features which differentiate males from females.

As with other angelfish, the diet should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1 1/4" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3"; Medium/Large: 3" to 3 1/2" Large: 3 1/2" to 4"; Xlarge: 4" to 5"

Customer Testimonials

Ronald P Providence , RI
One of the hardiest angelfish for the home aquarium.
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