Blacktail Angelfish (Centropyge eibli)

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Blacktail Angelfish

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Blacktail Angelfish

Centropyge eibli

265 Litres (70 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Blacktail Angelfish, Eibli Angel, Red Stripe Angel, Orangelined Angelfish, Eibli's Dwarf Angel, Eibl's Angel

Origin[edit | edit source]

Sri Lanka to Indo-Malayan region

Sexing[edit | edit source]

There are no visual differences between male and females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

It is best to keep only one Angelfish to a tank, they can be territorial towards one another. They are otherwise generally peaceful towards other tank mates. May nip at soft corals, invertebrates and clams.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore, will take mysis shrimp, marine algae and spirulina as well as other meaty foods.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They do best in large mature saltwater set ups with plenty of live rock in which to hide and graze.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally docile dwarf Angelfish, may be territorial towards other Angels.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical Angelfish shape. Pale body colour with narrow orange-brown vertical stripes from the dorsal fin, down the flanks, to the anal fin. The caudal fin and end of the dorsal fin are black, the caudal has a submarginal narrow whitish blue band.. The anal, pelvic and pectoral fins are tinted with yellow. This angel can hybridise with the Centropyge vrolikii.

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