The Scribble angelfish known as chaetodontoplus duboulayi as the scientific name. Most of theses fish are exported though Australia and therefore shipped very quickly. Because of this we get vibrant imports, however because of this these are expensive fish to purchase.
Size: Males get up to 11 inches and females are slightly smaller.
Feeding: Scribbled angelfish eat sponges and tunicates in the wild. However in the home aquarium you can offer frozen food formulations that contain a lot of sponge tissue in their food. You can supplement with mysis, chopped shelfish, enriched brineshrimp and dried algae. Including vitamins supplements are highly recommended.
Location: The scribble angelfish is from Northern Australia and Indonesia.
Breeding: This fish will not breed in an aquarium. However males are larger then females, all these fish are females until they reach their full grown state, then some become males. This is called protogyny.
Tank Size: 120 Gallon, fish only or live rock bases fish only.
Tank introduction: Scribbled Anglefish that are juvenile are quite vulnerable so do not introduce them containing aggressive species.
Word of Caution: The Scribbled Anglelfish’s breathing rate should be slow and steady, avoid any fish that is thin, discolored, or that do not eat. Keep this fish singly or by itself.
Coral compatibility: Will nibble at most sessile invertebrates, but should not harm ornamental shrimp.