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Lemonpeel Angelfish, Centropyge flavissima

Discussion in 'Completed Profiles for database' started by AndyGordon, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. AndyGordon

    AndyGordon Article Co-Ordinator

    Sep 5, 2010
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    Common name:
    Lemonpeel Angelfish.
    Scientific name: Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831).
    1, Centropyge flavissimus
    2, Holacanthus flavissimus

    Location: Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Atoll to the Line, Marquesan and Ducie islands (straying to Easter Island), north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Rapa. Common at most oceanic islands except the Carolines
    Adult size: 14 cms, (5,5 inches).
    Recommended aquarium size: 135 litres, (30 gall).
    Longevity: More than ten years.

    Availability: (wild caught, captive bred or both).
    Temprament: Normally peaceful, a little shy to begin with but gradually becomes more confident. Aggressive towards con-specifics and to other Centropyge unless the tank is very large and has many hiding places.
    Reef safe: Generally no.
    Difficulty: (1 to 5 with one being the easiest) Three.
    Food and feeding: This fish can be quite fussy about food and may not adapt to the usual marine food quite so readily. Mature tanks with lots of macroalgae, diatoms and live rock are a pre-requisit for success with this species. Once settled and feeding other items can be introduced to the diet.
    Temperature range: 24°C - 28°C (75°F - 82°F).

    Additional notes: Very similar to Centropyge heraldi.

    Photograph by:

    Authors: Andy Gordon.

    1, Centropyge flavissima, Lemonpeel angelfish : fisheries, aquarium

    *If you have kept this species, please help us to fill in the blanks with additional information, by replying to this thread all information used will be fully credited to the author.
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