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Cortez Angelfish

The coloration of the Cortez Angelfish varies markedly from juvenile to adult. The juvenile stage is black with yellow and blue semi-circular striping radiating from the tail. As an adult, the Cortez Angelfish is blue, with a pale, speckled mid-section and a swipe of vertical yellow just behind the head. The long, dorsal fin is a green-blue while the head is blue with yet another yellow vertical swipe just behind the eye.

Requirements
The Cortez Angelfish requires at least a 250 gallon tank, and should be the only angelfish in the tank, even as juveniles. Not a good candidate for a reef tank, the Cortez Angelfish eat sponges, and will also consume stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.

Feeding
It should be provided with a diet of Spirulina, marine algae, shrimp and other meaty items, and high-quality angelfish preparations containing sponges.

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size: 946 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 6"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Mexico
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful with Others
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Reef Safe
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Invertebrate Safe
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  1. This is a group of angels that get very large and, for the most part, aren’t reef safe. Although a number of people have been able to keep them in reef tanks, most will pick at corals, clams, and worms in the tank, so if you introduce one into your reef tank, they need to be carefully watched. For the most part they do very well in FO or FOWLR tanks, but they need tanks that are at least 6 feet or larger. They need to be fed a large amount of greens and meaty foods which will put a heavy load on a filtration system. Cortez Angels are usually very large, though most of time you’ll find small juveniles for sale. They do very well in tanks but do require large tanks, 6 feet or larger. They’re not as aggressive as some of the other larger angels. They usually do very well with other angels as long as the other angels aren’t too aggressive.

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