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Lemon Peel Angelfish

The Lemonpeel Angelfish is a cheery yellow with sky-blue highlights on the lips, encircling the eyes, on the pectoral fins, and the tips of the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins. To avoid confusion with the False Lemonpeel Angelfish (C. heraldi) that lacks the blue highlights, this angelfish is also referred to as the True Lemonpeel Angelfish.

Requirements
The Lemonpeel Angelfish requires a 70 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places and large amounts of live rock to graze on the microalgae growth. It is very prone to nip at large-polyped stony corals and clam mantles. It is best not to keep Lemonpeel Angelfish with fish of the same genera.

Feeding
The diet of the Lemonpeel Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. This angelfish requires more algae and seaweed in its diet than most angels.

 STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size318 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
Max. Size: 5½"
Colour Form: Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Fiji, Vanuatu
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful with Others
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Reef Safe
2
Invertebrate Safe
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Average
  yasr-loader

  1. A very hardy species that is very active. Is not afraid of larger fish. Very pretty color of deep yellow. Grows to a good size for a Dwarf Angel.

  2. Very smart fish. Originally, he was great at controlling algae. However, we added an elegance coral, and he started nipping at it. So, off to the fish-only tank with him.

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