Chaetodontoplus duboulayi also known as Scribbled angelfish is a centerpiece addition for any fish-only aquarium. They are distributed from northern Australia and parts of Indonesia southward to Lord Howe Island. Reported too from southern Taiwan waters but very rare.
The Scribbled Angelfish males differ morphologically from the females. The males will usually have clearly defined horizontal dark blue 'scribbled' stripes down their sides and are longer in body, where the females will usually have more a randomized dark blue pattern on their sides and will usually be shorter in body length. Most Scribbled Angelfish start life as females and will undergo the change to male coloration when they reach roughly 10-15 cm in size.
The diet of the Scribbled Angelfish should consist of meaty marine foods such as shrimp, mysis shrimp, clam, scallop, squid, and silversides. Scribbled Angelfish being predominately plankton eaters as juveniles. An underfed adult may attempt to try something new and find that clams and corals are it's newest favorite diet.
Relatively hardy and easy to keep, the Scribbled Angelfish needs a larger aquarium with many hiding places and live rock for grazing and should not be kept with aggressive tankmates. Chaetodontoplus duboulayi is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It may be shy at first and should not be placed with aggressive tank mates as already been written. Once acclimated, however, it may become more aggressive.
Most large angelfish are well known for nipping at large-polyped stony corals and some soft corals as well as tridacnid clam mantles.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Chaetodontoplus (Genus) > Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Species)