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Runt 09-04-2002 09:51 AM

Lemonpeel Angel/Centropyge flavissimus
The Lemonpeel Angelfish needs plenty of vegetable matter in its diet. Make sure to give it lettuce leaves, and good spirulina-angelfish formula.

Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is moderately difficult to keep.

This angelfish survives mainly on algae so make sure and give it a good spirulina formula. 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:
A very common fish in Central Pacific islands, it is rare in the Australian-New Guinea region.

Natural Foods:
Eats mainly algae and some small cructaceans and worms.

Social Behaviors:
Peaceful in the aquarium, a good community fish. Should also be okay in a reef as long as there is some algae to eat.

Sexual differences:

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

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

No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lie between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 10 cm (4 inches).

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 25 gallon aquarium is recommended.

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

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

This fish is generally rarely available and is expensive.


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