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Runt 09-04-2002 09:34 AM

Blue-girdled Angelfish/Euxiphops navarchus
The Euxiphops are the most exotic of all the angelfish. The Blue-girdled Angelfish is no exception. This is one beautiful fish!


Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is moderately difficult to keep.

It is important that you feed angelfish all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. Best to feed small amounts several times a day. A good formula that can be made at home consists of mussels, shrimp, squid, and spinach.

Habitat: Natural geographic location:
Common in New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef. Their range includes Western Australia and the entire Indo-Australian Archipelago. They frequent protected lagoons and drop of areas that have heavy coral growth at depths of 3-30 meters (10 - 100 ft.) deep.

See 'maintenance' above.

Social Behaviors:
Spent most of their time alone in the wild.

Sexual differences:

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild.

No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lie between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 25.5 cm (10 inches).

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 60 gallon aquarium is recommended.

Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
No special requirements.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
Generally found on the bottom in the ocean, in the aquarium they will go anywhere.

This fish is available from time to time.


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