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Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus


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lexID:
1397 
Scientific:
Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus 
German:
Goldkopf-Samtkaiserfisch 
English:
Orangeface angelfish 
Category:
Kejserfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Chaetodontoplus (Genus) > chrysocephalus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bleeker, ), 1855 
Occurrence:
Filippinerne, Indonesien, Japan 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Artemia, Cyclops, invertebrater, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
erfarne reserveret akvarister 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-12 11:12:57 

Husbandry

Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus is also known as Orange-Faced Angelfish and the Yellowheaded Angelfish. This uncommon angelfish is now thought to be either the male color form of the blue-lined angelfish (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis), or a hybrid between two members of this genus. His head is orange with greenish-blue stripes. Moving from head to tail, the body becomes progressively darker brown.

The Yellowheaded Angelfish needs a larger tank with numerous hiding places and large amounts of live rock for grazing. Not a good reef dweller, the Orange-Faced Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals and clam mantles.

The diet of the Yellowheaded Angelfish should include marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.



Remarks:
Most large angelfish are well known for nipping at large-polyped stony corals and some soft corals as well as tridacnid clam mantles.


Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Chaetodontoplus
Species: Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Hiroyuki Tanaka am 16.05.05#1
Philippines only; 12 cm; not uncommon
It was misidentified by us, in Angelfish (Debelius, Tanaka & Kuiter, 2003) shown as
C.chrysocephalus, another valid one from Indonesia; blue dots are scattered in full length
of body, but in C.chrysocephalus with blue lines and dots; although almost no photo for
the species in nature is available, shipment from Cebu is frequent; it usually dies in
tanks in some period, probably due to collectors’ choice of cyanide
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