Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: With Caution
General Description: The Eibli Angelfish, also known as the Eibl’s, Blacktail, or Red Stripe Angelfish, is found throughout the Indo-Pacific, Fiji, Australia and Indian Ocean. A hardy fish, its pearl-colored body with vertical orange stripes and black caudal fin outlined in a brilliant light blue makes the Eibli angel a gorgeous and unique addition to the saltwater aquarium. One of the larger species in the Centropyge genus, an adult Eibli angel can grow to approximately 6″. Note: All of our Eibli angels are selectively sourced from more sustainable locations.
Diet Requirements: In the wild angelfish are omnivorous. A varied diet of high quality algae, proteins, pellets, flakes, and enriched frozen foods are important for best coloration, immune function and optimal health.
Care Requirements: An established minimum 75 gallon aquarium is ideal for an Eibli angel. This angelfish absolutely requires a set-up with live rock to graze algae and diatoms off of. Upon introduction, the Eibli angel can be quite shy and secretive but will become more courageous with time. While this angel is considered one of the least aggressive in the genus, the Eibli angel may still have territorial – aggressive conflicts with conspecifics (including other species within the genus) that are not introduced at the same time as it. If you want to house multiple types of angelfish together, it is best to add them all at once, or closely together at the very least, and as juvenile or sub-adult specimens (which are not nearly as territorial as adults) for the best chance of success. The Eibli angel is to be added “with caution” into a reef aquarium, as some individuals have been observed to nip certain large polyp stony (LPS) corals. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4-1/2″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.