Venustus Angelfish

Venustus Angelfish

Scientific Name: Holacanthus Venustus
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Origin: Ocean Captured Import

Species DescriptionGenerally a shy animal, the Venustus Angelfish is one of the rare species that is becoming more readily available in the industry. Usually found in caves and deep reef slopes, the Venustus Angelfish needs to be acclimated to bright lights of the home aquarium......

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Species DescriptionGenerally a shy animal, the Venustus Angelfish is one of the rare species that is becoming more readily available in the industry Usually found in caves and deep reef slopes, the Venustus Angelfish needs to be acclimated to bright lights of the home aquarium in the same way many deep water anthias are Requires open rock structure with caves and overhangs This fish was previously classified as Holacanthus and recently to Sumireyakko

Some authors may even classify it as a Paracentropyge The beautiful bright yellow body with the purplish/blue triangular patch over the eye and saddle across the back make this fish an unusual addition bound to attract the eye and conversation in any home aquarium They rarely pick at stony or soft corals but have been known to pick at clam mantles

This is probably due to the easy to reach zooxanthellae in the clam mantle tissue Smaller individuals will be model citizens leaving most fish and even other dwarf Angelfish alone Adults, however, can become belligerent and aggressive toward any Angelfish and tank mates that may share similar coloration or shape


DietThe Venustus Angelfish is very selective as to what it will eat In the wild it naturally eats sponge material but can be taught to consume frozen and prepared foods with time and patience and careful acclimation to aquarium life Because it is a shy fish initially, special care needs to be taken to properly teach this fish to accept strange new foods

It is suggested to feed a mixture of Angelfish Formula that contains sponge matter as well as frozen mysis shrimp and spirulina to begin with

  • Scientific NameHolacanthus venustus

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