Lemonpeel Dwarf Angelfish
Scientific Name: Centropyge
Names: True Lemon peel
Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons
Reef Safe: Possibly with
Ideal pH : 8.1-8.4
Max Size : 6”
Origin: Vanuatu, Fiji
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.