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Eibli Angelfish (A)
Centropyge eibli
Eibli Angelfish (A)
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The Eibli Angelfish is widely referred as the Blacktail Angelfish, Red Stripe Angelfish, Eibl's Pygmy Angelfish, Blacktail Angelfish and the Orangeline Angelfish. It should be provided with plenty of hiding places, so that it feels comfortable in the tank. The Eibli Angelfish has a brilliant sapphire-blue stripe outlining the caudal fin that makes it a captivating fish in the tank. It should be added in the tank not less than 30 gallon or larger aquarium with large amounts of live rock for hiding and grazing. The Eibli Angelfish prefers not to be housed with other Dwarf Angels and other predatory fishes. Since it may occasionally nip at sessile invertebrates and clam mantles, the Eibli Angelfish is considered reef safe but with caution. It is extremely difficult to breed the Eibli Angelfish in an aquarium, since there are no distinguishing characteristics that help to differentiate the males from females. The Eibli Angelfish should be given a diet that may include Spirulina, marine algae, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. Although some fishes are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, and make sure to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm in the tank.
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(A) Alert - This fish cannot be kept with other Angelfish. If you're attempting to purchase two or more Angelfish for the same aquarium it will cause them to fight and most likely one will not survive, so if you're placing an order that has 2 or more Angelfish in it we will have to place the order on hold until we're able to contact you to ensure you're not putting them into the same tank. If you understand they cannot be kept together, but would like to purchase two or more in the same order(separate tanks, group order, etc.) you will need to write in the Special Instructions area at the end of the shopping cart that you understand they cannot be kept together. Tremendous time and effort is put into ensuring the health of these fish and it is very important that you're fully aware two Angelfish should not be kept in the same tank.The Eibli Angelfish, a.k.a. Red Stripe Angelfish, Blacktail, or Eibl's Angelfish, is a pale gray colored Angelfish with orange to red vertical stripes running down its body. The Eibli also usually has orange around its eye and on its belly. The rear part of its body is usually colored in black with its caudal fin rimmed with blue. These fish do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Eibli Angel should be kept in a tank of 30 gallons or larger, so it'll have ample room to roam. They will spend most of their day grazing algae that grows on live rock. They should not be kept with other Dwarf Angels and only one should be kept per tank .The Angelfish family is a group of colorful and elegant fish that are adored by both the serious and casual observer. These fish are mainly available to the hobbyist under the Genus Pomacanthus and Centropyge. Pomacanthus Angels are the larger more robust species. The Centropyge Genus are made up of smaller fish that feed primarily on algae from the reef surface. The adult Pomacanthus Angels usually have long dorsal and anal fins and a rounded face. The Pomacanthus Angels will change color quite dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. The Centropyge Angels are found predominantly in the Indo-Pacific while only a couple of species, like the Pygmy and Flameback Angels, are found in the Atlantic and Caribbean. At the same time, the Pomacanthus Angels dominate the Atlantic and Caribbean while in the Indo-Pacific they are less prominent. The Centropyge Angels do not change color dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. These smaller Angels are often seen milling around reefs which they use for both shelter and as a food source. Angelfish are differentiated from Butterflyfish by the small spine that extends from the bottom of their rear gill cover.This handsome species is gray overall, with orange lines on the body and a black tail. It will adapt quickly to aquarium living if provided with lots of hiding places and relatively peaceful tankmates. Generally one of the more mild mannered Pygmy Angels. All Pygmy Angels will do better in tank with some microalgae or live rock.
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