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Fishers' Angelfish Facts & Information

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Fishers' Angelfish Facts & Information

Family:

Pomacanthidae

Scientific Name:

Centropyge fisheri (Snyder, 1904)

Distribution:

Hawaiian Islands, and Johnston Atoll

Size:

To 2.4 inches

Habitat:

Best kept in a well established live rock aquarium with ample algae growth present for grazing, and provided with lots of shelter. Does well in tanks with diatoms or brown mircoalgae.

Minimum Tank Size Suggested:

20 gallons

Reef Tank Suitability:

Good fish for a reef tank environment, but it will occassionally nip at clam mantles and large-polyped stony corals, especially in smaller aquariums.

Characteristics & Compatibility:

One of the smallest Genus Centropyge Dwarf or Pygmy Angelfish species, the Fisher's Angel is normally not as aggressive as many other Angelfishes, but some individual specimens may be territorial in smaller aquariums, particularly towards more docile fish.

Diet & Feeding:

Aside from providing this fish with ample live rock for grazing, it should be fed a variety of foods suitable for herbivores and carnivores, such as Spirulina, marine algae, mysid shrimp, and other high-quality meaty fares. Feed 2 to 3 times per day.

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