Copyright, by Jim Stime. Displayed
at the Waikiki Aquarium
Common Name - Easter Islands Pygmy Angelfish
Scientific name - Centropyge hotumatua
Appearance - Head area is bright yellow /
orange and balance of body is dark blue. Eye is surrounded with a blue ring and
some specimens retain a blue false eye-spot at end of dorsal fin. Size ranges
from 1 inch to 2 inches.
Location - Easter Island and a select few
islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean.
Comments - Only an occasional few are
collected for the hobby. Typically sell for $800 to $1,000.
As with all centropyge it will feed on flake foods but
will do much better on a variety of small bite-size frozen foods, such as mysis
shrimp. These fish enjoy having access to hiding places and are often found in
rocky or rubble areas. Tanks with live or
decorative corals and rock are great. Position the rock openly so as to create many
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