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Watanabei Angel

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  1. Watanabei Angel Watanabei Angel

    Scientific Name: Genicanthus watanabei
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Moderate
    Shape: Tall
    Min. Tank Size: 100 gallon
    Temperament: Moderate
    Dominant Color: Blue
    Disease Prone: low occurrence
    Jumper: low occurrence

    Additional Information & Description

    My favorite of the Genicanthus. Pick is of my female. Avarage Female size 5.5" avg Male 6.25" Once acclimated to tank life a great fish with really nice colors. Because they come from deeper waters the can have air bladder issues which make them one of the more expensive genicanthus angles. They are protogynous hermaphrodites which means they are born females and can if needed switch to males. Male are hard to come by in the trade so if you want a pair try two or more females. They tend to live in harems in the wild consisting of one male and two or more females.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

  2. #2
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Houghton Lake
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    Cool fish!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

  3. #3
    Heidi - Reefkeeper
    Queen of Chat

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
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    so how do you pronounce Watanabei? Is it "wanta-be" no but really how do you say that? Very cool little fish are they coral eaters?


  4. #4


    Wha tah nah be. I think that is close I am not Hooked on phonics. lol
    No. Never has picked at anything corals hard or soft, clams nothing. Kinda ruled the tank but in a peaceful way.
    Genicanthus are mostly open water planktonivors so coral picking or eating really isnt in their diets. All genicanthus are considered reef safe but you know how that goes fish dont read books.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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