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Common Name - Lemonpeel Pygmy Angelfish
Scientific name - Centropyge flavissima
Appearance - Bright yellow body with blue
rings around eyes and edges of gill plate, dorsal and anal fins. One to
three inches in length.
Location - Widely distributed within the western and
Comments - Very popular and attractive fish.
It is best to select darker yellow specimens, and avoid ones with a small red
sore on its side.
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. Tanks with live or
decorative corals and rock are great. Collected often in lagoon and shallow reef
areas. Position the rock openly so as to create many
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