Potters Angel

Species information for the Potters Angel, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Centropyge Potteri

    COMMON NAME - Potter's Angel

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

    RANGE - Hawaiian Islands & Johnston Atoll

    MINIMUM AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US gal (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Spirulina and Marine algae, mysid shrimp, high quality meaty marine foods. Can be reluctant to feed and may starve in new or barren tanks, usually accepts frozen preparations after a few days and will pick at diatoms on glass and decor. Feed 2-3 times a day ideally.


    REEF COMPATABILITY - May be aggressive to soft corals, nip large polyp stony coral, zoanthids, and clam mantles.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Endemic to Hawaiian Islands. Provide plenty of hiding places (live rock, etc.) that provide a natural setting where it can forage for algae and tiny invertebrates. After established may become aggressive towards same genus and fish introduced after, especially in small tanks.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 21, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 8, 2008