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 Lemonpeel Dwarf Angelfish


Lemonpeel Angelfish


Lemonpeel Angelfish  

Scientific Name: Centropyge flavissima 

Common Names: True Lemon peel angelfish 

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons 

Temperament:  Aggressive 

Reef Safe: Possibly with Caution 

Ideal Water Temperature: 72-78 

Ideal pH : 8.1-8.4 

Max Size : 6” 

Diet:  Omnivore 

Origin: Vanuatu, Fiji 

Family: Pomacanthidae 

Identifiable markers:  Blue highlights that encircle lips, eyes, pectoral fin, and tips of the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. 


The Lemmonpeel Angel fish is a gorgeous yellow highlighted with sky blue colors throughout its body.  The Lemonpeel angel is one of the more aggressive dwarf angelfish. It will fight with other dwarf angel fish along with other fish that resemble it by either color or shape. It can kill butterfly fish that are almost twice the size of them, due to the coloring. The lemon peel angel is one of the more fragile angels of the pygmy angels. They are not very hardy, and need to be added to aquariums that utilize live rock and have established micro and macro algae growth.  This should generally be one of the fish that you add last of your aquarium stock list.  

This is a stunning fish, and as a juvenile is not likely to harm corals, but as an adult it will gladly take a bite out of your LPS coral if it is lacking food. The lemon peel angel is also known to nip at soft corals, zoanthids and clam mantles. They do however leave non – sessile inverts alone, including shrimp and crabs. The Lemon Peel angel requires a minimum tank size of 30 gallons, but will flourish in a larger tank.  They require a large amount of rock that has caves and crevices In order for it to hide in.   

In the wild angelfish eat a varying diet that consists of algae and crustaceans. The diet of this fish should include Spirulina, marine algae, Formula 2, mysis, live or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. The angel requires a significantly larger amount of seaweed or algae in its diet than most other angelfish.  




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