Black Velvet Angelfish
Grey Poma AngelfishFamily: PomacanthidaeChaetodontoplus melanosomaPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The Black Velvet Angelfish, also known as the Grey Poma Anglefish, is an elegant fish and very attractive in its adult coloration.
Black Velvet Angelfish adults lose the yellow stripe behind the eye and at the base of the caudal (tail) fin. See the juvenile coloration in the picture below.
For more Information on keeping saltwater fish see:
Marine Aquarium Basics: Guide to a Healthy Saltwater Aquarium
Maintenance: 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.
Breeding/Reproduction: Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild.
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- Roger Steene, Gerald R. Allen, Hans A. Baensch, Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World, Volume 1, John Wiley & Sons, 1980