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Lemonpeel Angelfish (A)
Centropyge flavissimus
Lemonpeel Angelfish (A)
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Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Pellet, Brine, Flake
Origin: Marshall Islands
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
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The Lemonpeel Angelfish is one of the most gorgeous dwarf angelfish for a saltwater aquarium. With its beautifully composed color combination, it draws attention to any aquarium. It features vivid yellow with sky-blue highlights on its lips, around its eyes, as well as its pectoral and caudal fins that makes it captivating to onlookers. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a very good fish for an aquarium, and since it is very clever, but at times pick at corals, sponges and other reef life and leaves non-sessile invertebrates, it is considered reef safe but with caution. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is aggressive towards fishes that are similar in shape and size. It tends to harm newly added fishes as it is a bit territorial in nature, therefore it is advisable to keep these fishes in a tanks containing at least 30 gallons if kept alone, or should be kept in 55 gallons if there are more than one fish. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a plankton eater as a juvenile and switch to meaty foods as they become mature. That is why it prefers to have a varied diet that includes algae and crustaceans as well. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is such a fish that has a long life span of over 10 years in captivity, and makes a valuable addition to any reef tank. It is prone to carry diseases such as Marine Velvet and Marine Ich, and like all marine life should be quarantined before being added to the main 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 Lemonpeel Angel is a stunning dwarf Angel that is yellow in color with a distinct blue ring around its eyes. These fish do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Lemonpeel Angel should be kept in a tank of 50 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.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, reefkprz
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