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Genicanthus bellus Praktlyrstjärtkejsarfisk


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lexID:
337 
AphiaID:
279092 
Scientific:
Genicanthus bellus 
German:
Pracht-Lyrakaiserfisch 
English:
Bellus Lyretail Angelfish, Ornate Angelfish 
Category:
Kejsarfiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Genicanthus (Genus) > bellus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1975 
Occurrence:
the Society Islands, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Australien, Bali, Barriärrevet, Filippinerna, Franska Polynesien, Guam, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Julöarna, Kokosöarna, Korallhavet, Marschallöarna, Palau, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuamotoöarna, Vanuatu  
Sea depth:
24 - 110 Meter 
Size:
17 cm - 18 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Artemia, Artemia nauplier , Bosmider, Cyklops, Frysfoder (Större storlek), Krill, Lobster ägg, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
5 - Svår 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-20 10:43:00 

Husbandry

Randall, 1975

Genicanthus bellus also known as Ornate Angelfish or Bellus Angelfish is a peaceful, smart and hardy fish to found in the eastern Indian Ocean from Cocos Keeling to the Philippines, Palau, Guam, Cook Island and the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Mariana and Marshall Islands. Recently reported from Tonga Island. Inhabits outer reef slopes and drop-offs at depths of 50 to 100 m.

Ornate Angelfish males as they mature are indistinguishable from females; overall light gray with two golden orange bands, one mid-laterally and the other over the back, borders of tail are blue. The female Ornate Angel has a light grey body with a curved black marking extending from the gill to the end of the tail. It has a second curved black marking extending from the gill through the dorsal fin. She also has a curved blue patch behind the pectoral fin and a black bar that extends above her eyes. The dorsal and anal fins are edged in red.

Genicanthus bellus feeds on plankton, crustaceans, and macro algae in the wild. Feed prepared and frozen foods in captivity, as well as providing live rock to graze upon.

Most angelfish are not known as reef-safe, angels from the genus Genicanthus will leave your corals and sessile invertebrates alone. There are not many angelfish appropriate for the reef tank, but, of the ones that are, the Bellus Angelfish is one of the best.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Genicanthus (Genus) > Genicanthus bellus (Species)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

robertbaur am 11.11.07#3
Sehr interessante Beobachtung, finde ich zumindest. Wir haben über Joachim Großkopf Mitte des Jahres 2007 ein Männchen und ein Weibchen bekommen. War deutlich ersichtlich das sich eines der Tiere gerade zum Mann färbte. Kurz nach dem Besetzen der beiden Tiere wandelte sich das Männchen aber wieder um und wurde zum Weibchen. So wie es ausschaut können sich die beiden derzeit noch nicht entscheiden wer nun den Mann abgeben soll. Denn beide schwimmen in Weibchenfärbung rum. Ich bin gespannt wie es weitergeht.

robertbaur am 22.10.05#2
Christian Fries hat im Meerwasserforum einen interessanten Beitrag zum Thema Geschlechtswechsel geschrieben. Achtung es ist eine Anmeldung zum lesen erforderlich. In dem Link lesen wie sie das aus zwei Weibchen sich nach einer Weile ein Männchen bildet. forum.korallenriff.de
Hiroyuki Tanaka am 16.05.05#1
Western Pacific to Cocos-Keelings, se.Indian Ocean; 15 cm; not uncommon. Males with two orange stripes, one on middle of body and another on back; caudal fin
with black bands in females, but white in males; deepwater species, and mainly comes
from Philippines and Indonesia; very rare in Okinawa; three distinct color morphs are
known in males, the most complicated comes from around Tahiti; easy to maintain but
may jump out of the tank when disturbed
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