Quick Care Facts
• Care Level: Moderate • Temperament: Semi-aggressive • Maximum Size: 6"
• Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4
• Diet: Omnivore • Origin: Indo-Pacific
• Family: Pomacanthidae • Species: Angels (Dwarf) • Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible
Native Habitat and Species Information
Lemonpeel Angelfish native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.
The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a vibrant yellow color with electric blue accents around it's gills and eyes. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is often confused with the False Lemonpeel Angelfish (C. heraldi) which is identical in appearance except for the False Lemonpeel lacks the blue highlights of the true Lemonpeel Angelfish. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is not a difficult species to keep, but will require significant rock work to provide cover and give this species a place to retreat when feeling threatened.
This species should only be kept with other dwarf angelfish if they are introduced at the same time (preferably when young) and within a larger aquarium (75 gallons or larger). While most dwarf angelfish including the Lemonpeel Angelfish will squabble with others of their own kind, they will get along well with most other community species.
The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a vibrant yellow color with electric blue accents around it's gills and eyes. The Lemonpeel Angelfish is often confused with the False Lemonpeel Angelfish (C. heraldi) which is identical in appearance except for the False Lemonpeel lacks the blue highlights of the true Lemonpeel Angelfish.
How to successfully keep Lemonpeel Angelfish in the home aquarium.
The Lemonpeel Angelfish requires at least a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with substantial live rock in order to provide hiding places and large amounts of grazing area of microalgae. Lemonpeel Angelfish are very prone to nip at large-polyped stony corals and clam mantles and can be destructive to sensitive inverts. It is best not to keep Lemonpeel Angelfish with fish of the same genera, unless both are introduced as juveniles and the aquarium is of significant size with a large amount of live rock to create adequate grazing areas for each dwarf angel to stake out their own territory.
Feeding & Nutrition
How to feed and provide proper nutrition for Lemonpeel Angelfish.
The diet of the Lemonpeel Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. The Lemonpeel Angelfish requires more algae and seaweed in its diet than most angels. Substantial amounts of live rock in the aquarium, will provide beneficial macro-algae growth for the Lemonpeel Angelfish to graze on.
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