Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus)

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Bellus Angelfish

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Male Bellus Angelfish

Genicanthus bellus

379 Litres (100 US G.)

15-18 cm (5.9-7.1")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-15 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Bellus Angelfish, Ornate Angelfish, Bellus Lyretail Angelfish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Eastern Indian Ocean: Cocos-Keeling Atoll. Pacific Ocean: Philippines, Palau, Guam, Cook Island and the Society Islands. Recently reported from Tong.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

One of the few angelfish displaying sexual dimorphism. The male is an iridescent pale white and blue, with the lower half of the body and anal fin highlighted by long, horizontal blue stripes and one, yellow to orange stripe extending toward the caudal fin and edging the dorsal fin. The female is an iridescent pale white and blue and black with a yellow/orange dorsal fin and lateral stripe running from gills to tail.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mixes well. Avoid multiple males as this can lead to fighting.

Identification[edit | edit source]

See sexing.

Notes[edit | edit source]

While all marine angelfish are protogynous hermaphrodites, the males of this species are able to revert to females if none are present.

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