Yellowtail angelfish

Apolemichthys xanthurus is a marine angelfish from the Western Indian Ocean.

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reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 5 - 20 m environment.

dweller, the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It can be very territorial and will often kill other Dwarf Angels, and harass any docile fish. More

The Indian Yellowtail Angelfish is also referred to as the Xanthurus Cream Angelfish, Cream Angelfish, or Yellowtail Black Angelfish. True to its Latin name, the caudal fin is yellow. The dorsal fin is outlined with a silvery-white line. More

Yellowtail Angelfish can be bred in an aquarium, but has no distinguishing characteristics that differentiate males from females. The diet should consist of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis shrimp, and other meaty items. More

As its standard name implies, the Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish has a yellow caudal fin. The species is endemic to Australia. More

Common names

Gulhalet kejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Indian yellowtail angelfish in English
Poisson-ange des Indes in French (français)
yellowbrown angelfish in English
Yellowtail angelfish in English
黃褐阿波魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄褐阿波鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Apolemichthys
Species : Apolemichthys xanthurus
Authority : Bennett, 1833