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Multibarred Angelfish   (Paracentropyge multifasciata)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean
Depth: 39 to 230 ft.   Size: 3.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, detritus
Natural History: The Multibarred Angelfish is found on steep reef slopes and walls. It is a shy species and will spend most of its time in a cave refuge, rarely venturing into the open space on the reef. It may swim upside down under the roof of the cave from end to end. It is usually found singly, in pairs, or small groups.
Husbandry: The Multibarred Angelfish should be provided with numerous hiding places in captivity, including a cave. Reduced light levels will likely aid in acclimation. It may be difficult to acclimate and healthy individuals are a must. Live food may be required upon introduction to an aquarium. The Multibarred Angelfish is vulnerable to pygmy angelfish bloat due to improper collecting techniques. It may nip at large-polyped stony corals.

AKA: Manybanded Angelfish

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