Blacktail Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus x vrolic)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 82 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: Not likely Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, zooplankton, copepods, tunicates, bristleworm larvae, sponges
Natural History: The Blacktail Lemonpeel Angel is found among coral formations of reef slopes finding shelter among the coral and rubble. It is haremic and one male controls a territory that includes several females. This species is a hybrid of the Lemonpeel Angelfish (C. flavissimus and Halfblack Angelfish (C. vrolikii). Its behaviors and colors will likely fall somewhere between the two parent species, but each hybrid individual is different.
Husbandry: The Blacktail Lemonpeel Angelfish parent species may nip at large polyped stony corals and tridacnid clam mantles. Both parent species have the reputation of being aggressive fish as adults.
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