Eibl's Angelfish

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COMMON NAME: Eibl's Angelfish

OTHERS: Orangelined Angelfish

SCIENTIFIC: Centropyge eibli (Klausewitz, 1963)

MAXIMUM LENGTH:5.9 in (15cm)

NATURAL LOCATION: Western and Indo-Pacific

MINIMUM AQUARIUM SIZE: 30 gal. (114L).

SOCIAL: Shy, can be aggressive to smaller fish in tight quarters.

DISTICTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: One of the larger Centropyge. Blended shades of green with vertical, thin orange stripes. The tail fin and hind end are black. The Tail fin is tipped in a light blue.

DIET: Varied diet, containing Spirulina and marine algae, as well as mysid shrimp and other high-quality meat diet. Feed 2-3 times daily and provide live rock for constant grazing.

REEF COMPATIBILITY: May nip at large-polyped stony corals, zoanthids, and tridacnid calm mantles. May also eat soft coral polyps.

CAPTIVE CARE: Prefers ample opportunities for constant picking and grazing. It will do best if housed in a tank with live rock and/or profuse microalgae growth.

BREEDING NOTES: This fish will also breed with a Pearlscale angel (Centropyge vroliki)
 

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