Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi)

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Scribbled Angelfish

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Chaetodontoplus duboulayi

681 Litres (180 US G.)

20.3-27.9cm (8-11 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

9-18 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Duboulay's Angelfish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Northern Australia and parts of Indonesia, southward to Lord Howe Island.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females lack the namesake scribbled pattern on the body.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful; can get bullied, so be careful with tank-mate selection.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will eat algae, shrimp, and other meaty items; may nip at corals, and clam mantles.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Fish only is typically recommended, as it is known to nip corals, and clam mantles. A reef is feasible if you can find a way to make it work.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful. Can be easily bullied

Identification[edit | edit source]

Has a yellow head, with a black band down the eyes. Fins are blue with scribbling. Body is black, with only the males having the namesake scribble on it.