Japanese Pygmy Anglefish

Species information for the Japanese Pygmy Anglefish, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Centropyge Interruptus

    COMMON NAME - Japanese Pygmy Angelfish, Japanese Angelfish

    SIZE - 7.5" (19 cm)

    RANGE - Southern Japan (Toso Bay to Tokyo), south to Izu and Bonin Islands and Taiwan, northeast to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Midway and Kure)

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet consisting of live brine shrimp, plant material, and a good growth of microalgae. Most individuals will accept finely chopped seafood, frozen preparations, and flake food. Will consume faecal material of chromis.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Only one male to a tank. Somewhat aggressive towards fish with similar shape and color or compete for same food.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 21, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 12, 2008