Zebra Lyretail Angelfish
The Zebra Lyretail Angelfish from the Red Sea is one of the few angelfish to exhibit dramatic sexual dimorphism. The female is light blue with a black band covering the eyes, and black outlining the anal and caudal fins. The male is a pale blue, with multiple thin, dark, vertical stripes. Both the male and female of this species have a long forked tail lending them to their common name.
A 125-gallon tank, or larger, with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing, will offer an environment in which to thrive. An exception to most angelfish, the Zebra Lyretail Angelfish will make a good reef dweller, and will not nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates). It is also more peaceful and may be kept as a mated pair, or in schools.
The diet of the Zebra Lyretail Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, and finely shaved mysis or frozen shrimp.