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Male Watanabei Angelfish (Genicanthus watanabei)

$479.99
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  • Description

    Please note that the product information displayed is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and other third parties and is not independently verified by Petco.

    Angelfish come in a large array of colors, patterns and sizes that make them very appealing to all levels of hobbyists. The Watanabei Angel is one of the few angels that display sexual dimorphism. They are also one of the few angels that prefer to be housed in a pair rather than singly. They generally feed on a wide variety of algae, sponges, soft corals and other benthic organisms, which is why they are not recommended for reef aquariums. The Watanabei Angel can grow to be about 6" in size, so ample swimming space is necessary, especially if housing two. Full grown adults of this angel will need around 100 gallons; however, you can get away with smaller aquariums when they are juveniles. Females have a light blue coloration with black outlining their fins. Males are also light blue and they have a unique black striping pattern towards the lower half of their body.

    • - Add to an aquarium with ample swimming room and rockwork for grazing/hiding
    • - For continued health, provide a varied diet of marine meaty foods, angelfish-based foods and algae-based foods
    • - Not Reef safe: may disturb sessile invertebrates
    • - Should be housed as a bonded pair
    • - Approximate selling size: 4.45-5.25"

    Specifications

    • SKU

      3468979

    • Primary Brand

      Petco Marine Fish

    • Days to Ship

      Ships Next Business Day

  • Live Animal

    • Special Diet

      Omnivore

    • Scientific Name

      Genicanthus watanabei

    • Environment

      Marine

    • Native To

      Indo-Western Pacific

    • Temperament

      Semi-Aggressive

    • Care Level

      Moderate

  • Petco takes great care to ensure that the Live Fish & Invertebrates you order arrives safely and in healthy condition. All Aquatic Life are guaranteed to stay alive for 30 days from the day they arrive at your home or we will gladly refund your money. Returns or refunds cannot be offered on Live Fish & Invertebrates that you decide you do not want. Please ensure the items you order are what you want before finalizing the order. If you experience a loss of your marine fish, freshwater fish, or invertebrates within 30 days of delivery please contact Customer Relations at 877-738-6742.

  • ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.

  • If we need to contact you for any reason about your order, shipping of your package may be affected. Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with your order summary. Orders are subject to verification of payment information by phone or email.

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