Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Centropyge Resplendents

    COMMON NAME - Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish

    SIZE - 2.3" (6 clm)

    RANGE - Ascension Island.

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Mixed algae fare, senssile invertebrates.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Very aggressive. may pick at soft corals, large ployped stony corals, open brain, cup corals, and will eat the faeces exuded by large polyped stony corals and sea anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - A well established system is needed with plenty of sessile invertebrates, algae growth. minimum 75 gal for a community tank. This species can be a demon for its size and will be aggressive to rabbit, trigger, and other large fish as well as any other tankmate that is similar in shape, or eating habits.

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