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Eibl’s Angelfish

Eibl’s Angelfish


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Eibl’s Angelfish -Centropyge eibli

Care Level: moderate

Diet: Omnivore

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Safe:  With caution

Minimum tank size: 55 gallons

Eibl’s Angelfish is know by a host of names including the Red Stripe Angelfish, Eibl’s Dwarf Angel and Black Tail Angelfish.  This species of dwarf Angel is easier to keep than most.  While moderately hardy, they do require a mature tank with some algae and live rock for hiding and grazing.

Acclimate Eibl’s Angelfish with various types of plant and meat based foods.  As an omnivore they should be fed algae and seaweed as well as Angel preparations, Mysis Shrimp and or dried flakes.  Like all dwarf angels, Eibl’s Angelfish is prone to nipping at corals, clams and other sessile inverts.  Whether or not this species is completely reef safe depends entirely on the individual fish.  Some will nip and some won’t.

Even though they only grow to a max of 4.3 inches they do require a lot of space.  A 55 gallon tank is the absolute minimum, however a 70 gallon tank is more appropriate.  They are semi-aggressive towards other dwarf angels, although less aggressive than some.  It is possible to keep multiple Eibl’s Angels in the same system providing it’s large enough (90-100 gallons for 2).

Standard water conditions apply for this angelfish.  A temperature between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a specific gravity of 1.023-1.025 will suffice.  These bottom dwellers also appreciate varying levels of water flow and a PH of between 8.1 and 8.4.  It’s worth noting that dwarf angels do not do well in tanks where the PH is under 8.0.

related:  Coral Beauty Dwarf Angel




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