Blacktail Angelfish (Centropyge eibli)

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Blacktail Angelfish

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Blacktail Angelfish

Centropyge eibli

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Pomacanthidae

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Blacktail Angelfish, Eibli Angel, Red Stripe Angel, Orangelined Angelfish, Eibli's Dwarf Angel, Eibl's Angel


Origin

Sri Lanka to Indo-Malayan region

Sexing

There are no visual differences between male and females.

Tank compatibility

It is best to keep only one Angelfish to a tank, they can be territorial towards one another. They are otherwise generally peaceful towards other tank mates. May nip at soft corals, invertebrates and clams.

Diet

An omnivore, will take mysis shrimp, marine algae and spirulina as well as other meaty foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

They do best in large mature saltwater set ups with plenty of live rock in which to hide and graze.

Behaviour

A generally docile dwarf Angelfish, may be territorial towards other Angels.

Identification

Typical Angelfish shape. Pale body colour with narrow orange-brown vertical stripes from the dorsal fin, down the flanks, to the anal fin. The caudal fin and end of the dorsal fin are black, the caudal has a submarginal narrow whitish blue band.. The anal, pelvic and pectoral fins are tinted with yellow. This angel can hybridise with the Centropyge vrolikii.

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