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PostSubject: Orangelined Angelfish   Orangelined Angelfish Icon_minitimeTue Nov 20, 2007 5:11 am

Scientific Name: Centropyge eibli Common Names: Orangelined Angelfish, Eibl's Angelfish, Blacktail Angelfish Max. size: 15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) 5.9 inches Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 10 - 30 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific = Sri Lanka to the eastern Indo-Malaya region. Morphology: Overall color is white with narrow wavy golden brown vertical stripes on the sides. Chest, base of the pectoral fin, and the outline of the operculum orange or golden brown. Caudal fin and the adjacent posterior portion of the dorsal fin black with submarginal narrow whitish blue band. Biology: Inhabits rocky areas of seaward reefs as well as rich coral areas. Feeds on algae; forms harems of 3-7 individuals. Frequently exported through the aquarium trade. Forms hybrids with Centropyge vrolikii in areas where these 2 species are sympatric, and hybrids with the C. flavissima have been recorded in the Christmas I. and Cocos-Keeling islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Mimicked by the juveniles of the acanthurid Acanthurus tristis. Aquarium Care: Provide live rock and microaglae growth. May nip at Tridacnid clams, LPS, zoanthids, and may eat some softies. The Orangelined Angel may show aggression to smaller fish (especially in a smaller sized tank).

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