Keyhole Angelfish (Centropyge tibicen)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 13 to 98 ft. Size: 7.25 in. Jumps: No Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Microalgae and detritus
Natural History: The Keyhole Angelfish is found in lagoons, reef faces, and slopes among stony corals and rocky rubble. It is commonly observed in haremic groups consisting of a single male and several females.
Husbandry: The Keyhole Angelfish is considered a hardy angelfish species. It should be housed in a aquarium with live rock to provide the necessary hiding places for acclimation. After acclimation this species may become aggressive toward its tankmates. This species is reported to nip at stony corals.
Reproduction: Females prepare spawning sites and wait for males to court them. Males are reported to produce a rattling sound during their courtship and spawning behavior.
AKA: Tibicen Angelfish
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