Watanabei Angelfish (Genicanthus watanabei) Care
The Watanabei Angelfish, Genicanthus watanabei, also known as the Blackedged Angelfish and Watanabe’s Lyretail Angelfish. These fish come from across the Pacific Ocean and Australia regions. The male is a pale blue, the lower half of the body and anal fin are highlighted by long, horizontal dark stripes and one orange stripe extending toward the caudal fin. The female is a pale blue with a dark dorsal fin and does not have stripes other than a dark outline to the dorsal and anal fins.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, mysis and brine shrimp, and angelfish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day.
Watanabei Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 125 gallons or more and that has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in; a deep water reef tank would be ideal for these fish. They can be kept as a male/female pair, but two males will fight.
Unlike many angelfish, Watanabei’s are reef safe.