Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus) Care
The Bellus Angelfish, Genicanthus bellus, is also known as the Ornate Angelfish and Bellus Lyretail Angelfish. These fish come from the Eastern Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. They are one of the few sexually dimorphic angelfish with the males and females looking quite different. Males are grey and have a couple of horizontal yellow stripes separated by a tan area that runs the length of the body. Females have horizontal white, black and blue body stripes that become vertical near the head.
They are omnivores and require a diet of marine algae, angelfish food, and a variety of small meaty foods.
Bellus Angels do best in an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons or more and has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. These fish live in deeper water in the ocean and are great candidates for a deep-water reef aquarium with dim lighting. Bellus Angelfish do best when housed as a male-female pair or in a small harem of one male and a couple females. They are hermaphroditic and have the ability to change sex from female to male and vice-versa.