Smoke Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthurus)

Also known as Cream Angelfish, Indian Smoke Angelfish, Indian Yellowtail Angelfish, Yellowtail Angelfish

Description

Also known as Cream Angelfish, Indian Smoke Angelfish, Indian Yellowtail Angelfish, Yellowtail Angelfish.

Found singly or in pairs over coral and rubble areas of reef faces and fore reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on algae, sponges and tunicates.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 5-25m
Western Indian Ocean - Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka

Angelfish are usually brightly coloured with highly compressed bodies.
Some live in "harems" others in pairs, they can be highly territorial and make a loud drumming sound when alarmed. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Apolemichthys-xanthurus

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