Lemonpeel Angelfish

Other Lemonpeel Angelfish Names: Lemon Peel Angelfish, Lemonpeel Angel Fish

Lemonpeel Angelfish Scientific Name: Centropyge flavissimus

Alternate Scientific Name: Holacanthus flavissimus

Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus)
Lemonpeel Angelfish Ease of Care: 4/10
Lemonpeel Angelfish Reef Safety: High Risk
High Risk
Temperature Range: 75°F-82°F
pH Range: 8.1-8.4
Salinity Range: 1.021-1.027
Group: Angel Fish (Angel Fishes)

Family: Pomacanthidae

Distribution: Indo-Pacific - Various reef areas in the tropical central to western Pacific; Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, Indian Ocean, Christmas islands and Guam

Lemonpeel Angelfish Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)

Lemonpeel Angelfish Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Lemonpeel Angelfish Temperament: Peaceful

Lemonpeel Angelfish Diet & Nutrition: Herbivorous - Feed vegetable based flake or pellet foods supplimented with dry sheets of nori, frozen and live foods.

Lemonpeel Angelfish Description: The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a very popular fish in the marine aquarium hobby. They are bright yellow in color with a striking blue ring around their eyes and along their operculum.

Juveniles often have a dark spot on their sides. This dark spot will have the same blue ring around it as their eyes. This fish has a bad reputation as a poor survivor. This is likely due to reef farmers using cyanide to capture them. It is reported that Lemonpeel Angelfish caught in the Indian Ocean have more survivability because it is less likely cyanide was used to capture them.

This is one of the more nippy of the dwarf angels fishes. As such, it is not recommended that this fish be placed in a reef tank. The Lemonpeel Angelfish ha been reported to nip both corals and clams.

Tank Mate Compatibility: The Lemonpeel Angelfish is typically a good community fish. Do not place with more aggressive fishes.

Lemonpeel Angelfish Breeding & Spawning: No known way to breed in the confines of home aquaria.

Determining Lemonpeel Angelfish Sex: No known way to determine visually.

Aquarium Region: All over.

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