Halfblack Angelfish (Centropyge vrolikii)

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Halfblack Angelfish

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Halfblack Angelfish

Centropyge vrolikii

265 Litres (70 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-7 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Halfblack Angelfish, Pearlscale Angelfish

Additional scientific names

Holacanthus vrolikii

Origin[edit | edit source]

Christmas Island, and Bali to the Marshall Islands,south to Lord Howe Island, as well as Southern japan, and Tonga

Sexing[edit | edit source]

There are no visual differences between male and females. As with all saltwater angelfishes, they are born females, and become males.

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Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank, if it has only hard corals

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Pale tan or light brown becoming blackish on the posterior third of the body and the adjacent fins. Scales on the light portion with white centres. The edge of the gill opening, and the base of the pectoral fins orange. The rear portion of the dorsal and anal fins, and the caudal fin with submarginal narrow blue line.
Will hybridize with the Lemonpeel Angelfish, and Blacktail Angelfish.

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