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Paracentropyge / sumireyakko venustus, Venusta angelfish.

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Common Name  -  Venustus Angelfish, Blueback Angel

Scientific name  - Paracentropyge / Sumireyakko venusta

Appearance  -  Bright yellow body with triangular blue mask over the eye and a blue saddle across the upper back. Bright blue edges on the anal and tail fin. Two to six inches in length.

Location  - From southern Japan to the northern Philippine islands.

Comments  -  Difficult. Very shy and select in its feeding. In nature these fish are found in caves and deep reef slopes. Tanks with live or decorative rock are great. Position the rock openly so as to create many caves. It is suggested that these fish feed primarily on sponges.

It appears as though this has been reclassified a few times, from Holacanthus to Centropyge and recently to Sumireyakko.





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