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Half Black Pygmy Angelfish   (Centropyge vroliki)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 82 ft.   Size: 4.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Algae, sponges, detritus
Natural History: The Halfblack Angelfish is found on lagoons, reef slopes and reef faces in haremic groups of 1 male with several females. It is observed hiding among stony corals, caves, and crevices. This species is mimicked by the juvenile form of the Chocolate Tang (Acanthurus pyoferus). This angelfish is reported to hybridize with Eibli and Lemonpeel Angelfishes.
Husbandry: The Halfblack Angelfish is considered a hardy angelfish species. It will usually acclimate quickly and learn to accept a wide variety of food offerings. It will likely be aggressive toward other angelfish species. It is also reported to nip at soft and stony coral polyps.

AKA: Halfblack Angelfish, Pearlscale Angelfish

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