Keyhole angelfish

The Keyhole angelfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 4 - 55 m environment.

The Keyhole Angelfish is moderately difficult to keep. Maintenance: It is important that you feed angelfish all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. More

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The Keyhole Angelfish is found in shallow lagoon waters and coastal reefs around southern Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, and off Western Australia. It is also found around the Moluccas, Philippines, Hew Hebrides and most of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. More

In the wild the Keyhole angelfish has a varied diet consisting of algae and crustaceans. The Keyhole angel is not considered reef safe as it may nip at large polyped stony corals, soft corals, zoanthids and clam mantles. More

other angelfish, the Keyhole Angelfish is primarily a dull blue to brownish-blue. The pelvic and lower portion of the anal fins are yellow. The egg-shaped, white vertical bar found in the mid-central body area gives it its name. More

Keyhole Angelfish appearing black instead of blue We saw the Keyhole Angelfish Centropyge tibicen on the reef at Dumbea Pass in New Caledonia. This lovely fish is actually dark blue, but light plays funny tricks. More

The diet of the Keyhole Angelfish should consist of algae and angelfish food preparations containing various sponges. Should also be offered mysis, flake, and other meaty foods. Maximum Length: 7 in. More

The Keyhole Angelfish has a midnight blue body, one vertical white strip on the center of the body, and bright yellow on the bottom of the fins. It is primarily a dull blue to brownish-blue. More

Temperament: The Keyhole angelfish semi-aggressive and is one of the larger pygmy angelfish. Once acclimated the keyhole will accept a variety of frozen food. Algae should be readily available for them along with many places to hide. More

Keyhole Angelfish have black bodies with a white spot in the middle front of the body. The anal fin is half yellow and the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins have pale blue edges. More

Common names

Aburayakko in Japanese (日本語)
Adlo in Waray-waray
Alibang-bang in Davawenyo
Angel biru in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Black angelfish in English
Centropyge joueur de flûte in French (français)
Keyhole angelfish in English
Lyhtyherttuakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Nirékúy neeyiniyán in Austronesian (Other)
Nirékúy neeyiniyán in Carolinian
Nøglehuls-dværgkejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Patang itom in Cebuano
White spot angel in English
白斑刺尻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑刺尻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
白点新娘 in Mandarin Chinese
白點新娘 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Centropyge
Species : Centropyge tibicen
Authority : Cuvier, 1831