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Red Stripe Angelfish (Centropyge eibli)

The Red Stripe Angelfish or Centropyge eibli is a very colorful and popular species of Angelfish from the Pomacanthidae family.  They go by many different names including Orangelined Angelfish, Blacktail Angelfish, Eibl's Angelfish, Eibl's Pygmy Angelfish and Eibl's Dwarf Angel. This saltwater fish has vertical stripes that are orange or red.  The back of its body and caudal fin are black with a brilliant blue outline. You can check out the Red Stripe Angelfish swimming in this brief video below...


If you are going to keep the Red Stripe Angelfish in an aquarium you should have one that is at least 60 gallons. These fish also require live rock to graze on and need to be given plenty of spaces to hide. Red Stripe Angelfish are omnivores that can be fed a variety of foods including Spirulina, marine algae, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, flakes and other meaty items. The following water conditions are acceptable, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, and sg 1.020-1.025.In a natural environment this fish is found in places like the Eastern Indian Ocean and above Australia. Red Stripe Angelfish are often seen alone or in pairs around coral reefs normally around 10-82 feet deep.  These fish are somewhat reef compatible and can grow to about 6" in length.
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