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Eibli Angelfish   (Centropyge eibli)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: West Pacific
Depth: 3. to 82 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Microalgae, detritus
Natural History: The Eibli Angelfish is found on reef faces and slopes in rocky or coral-dense areas. It is haremic with a single male controlling a territory that contains a number of females. Eibli Angelfish retreat into the rock or coral structure at any sign of danger. This species is a model for the Mimic Surgeonfish, which mimics its coloration.
Husbandry: An aquarium for Eibli Angelfish should contain numerous hiding places. It may be aggressive toward related (Centropyge angelfish) or its own species. Microalgae in the aquarium will benefit this species. It may be aggressive toward smaller unrelated species.
Reproduction: This species may hybridize with Halfblack Angelfish and Lemonpeel Angelfish.

AKA: Eibl's Angelfish, Orangeline Angelfish

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