Japanese Angelfish (Centropyge interruptus)
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113,562.353 mL 113.6 Litres (30 US G.)
15.24 cm 12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
1.020 - 1.025
8.1 - 8.5
531.67 °R 298.706 K
537.67 °R22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Japanese Angelfish, Japanese Pygmy Angelfish
- Females will have blue speckling across their whole body, males just on the face.
- In 1978 Moyer and Nakazono showed Centropyge interruptus to be a protogynous hermaphrodite - in other words, they enter the world without a sex. As they mature, they first take on the female sex organs. Similar to other protogynous hermaphrodites, the male is the result of a dominant female that has undergone a sex change due largely to a male that has either died or disappeared in some manner.
- Found in the Pacific Ocean concentrated around southern and central Japan and the northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Midway and Kure).
- As with many Dwarf Angels, the Japanese Angel is best kept the only Angel to a tank unless the tank is very large over 757.1 Litres (200 US G.). They should not bother smaller more peaceful fish.
- Mainly grazes on algae, may also accept spirulina.
- Needs a mature tank with algae covered live rock to thrive.
- Little known.
- Typical oval Angelfish shape, the body is bright orange in base colour with neon blue speckles and a yellow caudal fin.
- ↑ Reefkeeping.com What a Darling Little Angel: The Genus Centropyge
- ↑ Fishbase (Mirrors: ) Distribution
- Fishbase (Mirrors: )