Centropyge flavicauda

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Common Name
White Tail Pygmey Angel
Binomial Name
Centropyge flavicauda
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: flavicauda


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Common Names

  • White Tail Pygmey Angel



Characteristics

Description

Blue/black with dark orange head. Anal fin with bluish white band on the edge.

Similar Species

Can look similar to some damselfishes.

Maximum Size

8cm.

Associated Organisms

None.

Behaviour

Likely to spend most of its time within the rock structure. Can swim quite quickly in and out of the rock. Can harrass others, especially around feeding.



Captive Care

Tank Size

Recommend minimum 3 foot tank. While most of it's time is spent in and out of the rocks, it can be a very fast swimmer.

Water Flow

No special requirements, but substantial flow to accomidate for movement through rock structure.

Lighting

No special requirements.

Feeding

Feeding of meaty foods (brine/mysis shrimp). Will graze on live rock.

Growth Rate

Reasonable fast growth rate to maximum ~8cm.

Diseases

Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.

Other

Can be aggressive to other centropyge species. If more than one they should be introduced together with 1 large(adult), all others small(juv).



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Compatability

Fish

Should not be housed with large predator fish such as Scorpionfish

Coral

Likely to nip at corals and clam mantles

Invertebrate

Not likely to bother invertebrates



Reproduction

Centropyge species have spawned in home aquarium. Larva are difficult to raise.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Indo Pacific

Habitat

Reefs of depths 10-60m



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



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