Centropyge joculator, Coco's Pygmy angel, dwarf angelfish, pygmy angels

Centropyge joculator, Coco's Pygmy Angelfish

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Centropyge joculator, Coco's Pygmy angel, dwarf angelfish, pygmy angels
Photographed and Copyright by Jim Stime. - 50 gallon reef tank


Common Name  -  Cocos Pygmy Angelfish

Scientific name  - Centropyge joculator

Appearance  - Front half is bright yellow and rear portion is dark metallic blue. Blue ring around eye and yellow edge to dorsal and anal fins.

Location  -  Collected only from Cocos and Christmas Islands northwest of Australia

Comments  -  Only a 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 collected from deeper coral or rubble zones. Tanks with live or decorative rock are great. Position the rock openly so as to create many passages.




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