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Common Name - African Pygmy Angelfish
Scientific name - Centropyge acanthops
Appearance - Dark metallic blue body with a
wide bright orange strip from entire head extending across back. Often has a
blue ring around the eye. Size ranges between 1 inch to 3 inches. I think they
are very attractive and the blue ring around the eye accentuates the personal
Location - East coast of Africa, extending
from the southern tip up to the arab coast of Oman
Comments - It quite closely resembles C.
Aurantonotus. Other than origin the difference between the two, according to
Scott Michael, is C. Acanthops has dark blue caudal fin. I have to admit without
a book I would have a hard time telling the difference. I do not believe many
fish come in from this part of the world as I do not recall seeing these fish
offered. As with all centropyge these fish also enjoy coral and rocky areas.
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