Cocos Pygmy Angelfish

Species information for the Cocos Pygmy Angelfish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Centropyge Joculator

    COMMON NAME - Cocos Pygmy angelfish

    SIZE - 3.5" (9cm)

    RANGE - Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Island, Eastern Indian Ocean

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet with marine algae included. Frozen angelfish cubes.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May damage large and small polyped stony corals. May also nip soft coral polyps and nip at clam mantles.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will accept most foods. Feed at least twice a day. Can be aggressive to more docile tankmates. More than one can be kept but, only one male to each harem of 5 or 6. Can be kept singly also. Sensitive to copper based medications.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 14, 2008