Japanese Angelfish (Centropyge interruptus)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
8.1 - 8.5
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
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- Japanese Angelfish, Japanese Pygmy Angelfish
Additional scientific names
- Angelichthys interruptus, Centropyge interruptus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in the Pacific Ocean concentrated around southern and central Japan and the northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Midway and Kure).
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females will have blue speckling across their whole body, males just on the face.
- In 1978 Moyer and Nakazono showed Centropyge interruptus to be a protogynous hermaphrodite - in other words, they enter the world without a sex. As they mature, they first take on the female sex organs. Similar to other protogynous hermaphrodites, the male is the result of a dominant female that has undergone a sex change due largely to a male that has either died or disappeared in some manner.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- As with many Dwarf Angels, the Japanese Angel is best kept the only Angel to a tank unless the tank is very large over 757 Litres (200 US G.). They should not bother smaller more peaceful fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Mainly grazes on algae, may also accept spirulina.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs a mature tank with algae covered live rock to thrive.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Typical oval Angelfish shape, the body is bright orange in base colour with neon blue speckles and a yellow caudal fin.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )