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This Lemonpeel Angelfish data sheet gives you basic information about the common names, scientific names and water parameters required by this species. In addition, you can find Lemonpeel Angelfish information such as diet, determining sex, breeding, distribution and compatibility.
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Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus)

 

Scientific Name: Centropyge flavissimus

 

Alt Scientific Name: Holacanthus flavissimus

 

Common Name: Lemonpeel Angelfish

 

Alt Common Name: Lemon Peel Angelfish, Lemonpeel Angel Fish

 

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

 

Adult Size: 6 inches (15.2cm)

 

Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

 

Temperament: Peaceful

 

Care Difficulty: 7/10

   
Very Easy
Moderate
Very Difficult

 

Reef Safety Score : 1/3

   
Not Safe
High Risk
Low Risk
Reef Safe

 

Temperature Range: 75°F - 82°F

     
74
76
78
80
82
84

 

pH Range: 8.1 - 8.4

     
7.8
8.0
8.2
8.4
8.6
8.8

 

Salinity Range (specific gravity): 1.021 - 1.027

     
1.016
1.020
1.024
1.028
1.032
1.036

 

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

 

Additional Information : 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.

 

Breeding Information: No known way to breed in the confines of home aquaria.

 

Determining Sex: No known way to determine visually.

 

Primary Area in Tank: All over.

 

 

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