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Keyhole Angelfish/Centropyge tibicen

Can you guess why they call this a 'Keyhole' angelfish?


Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is moderately difficult to keep.

Maintenance:
It is important that you feed angelfish all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. Pygmy angelfish are known to eat mostly algae in the wild, so a diet rich in vegetable matter is essential. There are several good commercial foods available including Formula II and Angel Formula.

Habitat: Natural geographic location:
In shallow lagoon waters and coastal reefs around southern Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, and off Western Australia. It is also found around the Moluccas, Philippines, Hew Hebrides and most of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. In the north it's range extends to Taiwan and southern Japan.

Natural Foods:
Not found.

Social Behaviors:
Shouldn't be kept with others of its own species or genus as it can become belligerent.

Sexual differences:
Unknown.

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

Breeding/Reproduction
Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild.

Temperature:
No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lies between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 18.5 cm (7 inches). This is the largest angelfish of this genus (Centropyge).

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 50 gallon aquarium is recommended.

Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
No special requirements.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
No special requirements.

Availability:
This fish is generally available from time to time.


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