Lemonpeel Angelfish

  • Scientific Name – Centropyge flavissimus
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – Christmas Island in the east Indian Ocean to the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific
  • Size – 15 centimetres (6 inches)
  • Temperature – 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – pH of 8.1 to 8.4
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Product Description

  • Scientific Name – Centropyge flavissimus
  • Family – Pomacanthidae
  • Origin – Christmas Island in the east Indian Ocean to the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific
  • Size – 15 centimetres (6 inches)
  • Temperature – 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – pH of 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 400 litres (100 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – bright yellow body, blue trimming on the gill cover and blue “eyeliner”. Juvenile Lemonpeel angelfish also have a blue-bordered eye spot right in the middle of the body.
  • Diet – frozen foods (i.e., seafood shavings, mysid shrimp, fish eggs, preparations for herbivores). Make sure to include some greens in the diet of the lemonpeel angelfish.
  • Feeding Frequency – two to three times daily
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – semi-aggressive
  • Difficulty to keep – moderate
  • Captive Breeding – yes

Overview:

The lemonpeel angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus) is one of the most eye-catching members of the pygmy angelfish genus. Unfortunately, the lemonpeel angelfish does not do well in every captive situation. Ensure that its diet is maintained and its water parameters are kept stable. The lemonpeel angelfish does best when housed in either a reef aquarium or an aquarium with a rich crop of hair algae. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is not the most aggressive of fish but it can assert its dominance over more placid fish when shelter sites and space are limited, so be sure to keep a lot of shelter sites within your aquarium.