Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Potter's Angelfish
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Potter's Angelfish
(Centropyge potteri)
Potter's Angelfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Orange, Purple, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 5"
Origin Hawaiian Islands
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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The Potter's Angelfish, or Potter's Pygmy Angelfish, is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands area, including the Johnston Atoll. The body is a brilliant orange, marbleized with pale to dark blue. The caudal portions of the dorsal and anal fins as well as the caudal fin are a dark blue-black.

The Potter's Angelfish requires at least a 70 gallon, well-established tank with multiple hiding places and live rock for grazing on microalgae. It may attack soft corals and other sessile invertebrates in the reef aquarium.

It is hermaphroditic, difficult to breed, and there are no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate males from females.

The Potter's Angelfish should be offered a variety of foods including Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.

Approximate Purchase Size:Small 1-1/2" -2", Medium: 2" to 3 1/2", Large 3 1/2" to 4"

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution please.

Customer Testimonials

Anthony B Colchester , CT
Brightly colored addition to any aquarium. Males seem to have more "blue" in them. Mine adjusted very well to an established aquarium with a lot of live rock. Now it is eating seaweed selects. This took a couple of weeks though.
Larry H Amarillo , TX
I love my Potter's Angel from Divers Den. Absolutely beautiful and easily the most personable fish in my tank. I have a mixed reef tank with zoas, LPS & SPS - he never bothers anything. Gets along great with his tank mates, 2 ocelaris clowns, royal gramma, orange spotted goby, bicolor blenny and melanarus wrasse. Highly recommend this fish and highly recommend getting one from Divers Den.
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