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Species Name: Centropyge eibli

Authority: Klausewitz, 1963

Common Name: Eibli Angelfish/Orangeline Angelfish

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Maldives, Sri Lanka, Great Barrier Reef

Size: 6 inches - 15 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits heavy coral growths and found at a wide range of depths, 30 to 100 feet (10 – 30 m)

General Husbandry: Prefer a temperature of 72 - 80°F (22 - 27°C) and natural diet consists mainly of algae, yet accepts a wide variety of foods in the aquarium including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, and flake food (especially Spirulina). Needs numerous feeding per day. Possibly, a bare bottom tank containing much coral rubble and rocks forming caves and crevices might be the best environment for this fish. Reason being they also feed on detritus, and bare bottom tanks make it easier for them to access areas containing this medium. It’s also quite easy to occasionally clean areas under loosely stacked rock and rubble in bare bottom tanks with the flow from a powerhead. Even though final growth in the aquarium is somewhat shorter than in the wild, consider a 50 to 75 gallon aquarium the minimum size for this species.

Aquarium Suitability: Requires lots of hiding places and much macroalgae. Fairly hardy, yet does show some aggression towards smaller fishes. Also tends to pick at clams, and fleshy type corals. (Has not yet been bred in captivity.)

Potential Controller Of:
Oscillatoria sp. 2
Oscillatoria sp. 1
Boodlea species
Derbesia marina
Derbesia species 2
Derbesia species 1
Diatoms Stringy Growth
Diatom Coating
Enteromorpha prolifera
Enteromorpha linza
Enteromorpha intestinalis
Enteromorpha compressa
Ulva rigida (Sea Lettuce)
Ulva lactuca

Eibli Angelfish/Orangeline Angelfish (Centropyge eibli) Photo Credit:Richard Field

Photo Credit: Richard Field

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