Scribbled Angelfish

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Description of the Scribbled Angelfish

The Scribbled Angelfish is one of the more uncommon angelfish and makes a beautiful addition to any marine aquarium. They require lots of rock which they use as food source (algae) and as a hiding place. It is not recommend to add them to a reef aquarium as they will try and eat the coral and clams!

Popular Name: Scribbled Angelfish
Species: Chaetodontoplus dubolayi

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Scribbled Angelfish

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This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Scribbled Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 28cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen or Flake Food

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Behaviour: Like other Angelfish, they will fight with their own species, recommended to add a single specimen

  • Range: Indian Ocean and West Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Scribbled Angelfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chaetodontoplus dubolayi

  • Popular Name: Scribbled Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Scribbled Angelfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Scribbled Angelfish slimy?
Scribbled Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Scribbled Angelfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.


Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Scribbled Angelfish have gills?
Gills enable the Scribbled Angelfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Scribbled Angelfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Scribbled Angelfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Scribbled Angelfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Scribbled Angelfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Scribbled Angelfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Scribbled Angelfish

Scribbled Angelfish

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Scribbled Angelfish slimy?

  • Why do the Scribbled Angelfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Scribbled Angelfish have fins?

  • Species: Chaetodontoplus dubolayi

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