Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
General Description: The Singapore Angelfish, also known as the Vermiculated Angelfish, is found throughout the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean. Often misidentified as a butterflyfish given its shape, the Singapore angel has an oval body that is cream and black in coloration, with a bright yellow caudal (tail) fin, and a dark stripe on its face that resembles a mask. Singapore angels are often mislabeled as a dwarf angel in the Centropyge genus, but they are in a completely separate genus of angelfish, Chaetodontoplus. The genus Chaetodontoplus contains a handful of more difficult angelfish species to care for, particularily upon receiving them. Like all of our saltwater livestock here at Aquatics Unlimited, our Singapore angelfish go through our 28 day quarantine process to absolutely ensure them time to settle in and adapt to their surroundings, which is very important for this species to begin feeding. An adult Singapore angel can grow to approximately 7″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild angelfish are omnivorous. A varied diet of high quality algae, proteins, pellets, flakes, and enriched frozen foods are important for best coloration, immune function and optimal health. Some examples of frozen foods include brine shrimp, mussels, squid, clam, and mysis shrimp. Angelfish specific foods that include sponges are highly recommended. Note: Our Singapore angels for sale are eating a combination of live foods and frozen foods, or frozen foods only. It is not uncommon for this species to revert back to only accepting live foods, or ignore food altogether, for a period of time due to the stress of a new environment.
Care Requirements: An established minimum 90 gallon aquarium is ideal for a Singapore angel. This angelfish absolutely requires a set-up with live rock to graze algae and diatoms off of. Additionally, many hiding places need to be provided. Upon introduction, the Singapore angel can be quite shy and secretive but will become more courageous with time. Do not house a Singapore angel with overly aggressive and pugnacious tank-mates. They are known to be aggressive toward their own kind, and only one specimen should be kept per tank. If you want to house multiple types of angelfish together, it is best to add the Singapore angel first to allow it time to establish. The Singapore angel is to be added “with caution” into a reef aquarium, as some individuals have been observed to nip stony and soft corals; careful observation is warranted. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4″ to 2-1/2″; Medium: 2-3/4″ to 3-3/4″; Large: 4″ to 4-3/4″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.