Pygmy Angelfishes

The diminutive, hardy and brilliantly colored pygmy or dwarf angels (genus Centropyge) are the most heavily traded angelfishes in the aquarium hobby today. The genus is the…Pygmy Angelfishes was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Breeding

Broodstock Conditioning Breeding Potential The breeding potential of Centropyge is excellent. Not only are they small, hardy and easily paired but those species that adapt…Pygmy Angelfish Breeding was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Captive Care

Suitable Species Most Centropyge species make great aquarium additions, some even to reef tanks. In my experience the Flame, Lemonpeel, Coral Beauty, Fisher’s, Shepard’s (C. shepardi) and…Pygmy Angelfish Captive Care was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Biology

Distribution and Habitat Pygmy angelfishes inhabit the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Ocean, with the majority (approximately 16) occurring in…Pygmy Angelfish Biology was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Fisher’s Angelfish Breeding

The diminutive and brilliantly colored pygmy angels (genus Centropyge) are the most popular and heavily traded angelfishes in the aquarium hobby. The genus is the largest within the Pomacanthid family, comprising a total of 28 described species. Most of these…

Resplendent Cherubfish Breeding

Following the breeding success of the popular Hawaiian Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish (C. resplendens x C. fisheri), the work on Centropyge hybridization continues with the captive-breeding of the Resplendent Cherubfish. The parents of this unique fish are arguable considered the two…

African Pygmy Angelfish Breeding

 The African Flameback Pygmy angel (C. acanthops) is another beautiful angelfish belonging to the Xiphypops subgenus (C. fisheri, C. acanthops, C. argi, C. resplendens, C. aurantonotus, C. flavicauda). It occurs in the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of…

Cherubfish Breeding

The Cherubfish is common in the aquarium trade. The species is found in Florida, the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean on reefs, rubble zones and mud/sand bottoms from 15 to 200 feet. It is most abundant at depths below 90…