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The Lemonpeel Angelfish, Centropyge flavissimus, 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 50 gallons if kept alone, or should be kept in 75 gallons if there are more than one fish, kept as male and female. 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, mysis, and other frozen shrimp 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. It thrives in a temperature ranging from 75.0 to 82.0° F and a pH of 8.1-8.4.
A beautiful fish, that is easy to care for! So striking with its bold yellow and electric blue trim. A constant swimmer, that will take pellets or flakes along with frozen foods. Can be a little territorial if in a crowded or small tank. Take caution with corals, as he ate/killed my frogspawn coral. He is fine with leathers and polyps. He tries to nip at emerald crabs, but they defend themselves easily. Overall, an excellent fish, that I will always have in my tank!
Reviewed by: Brad B. on