Centropyge potteri - The Potter's Angelfish is one of the most beautiful aquarium fish in the world with vivid orange and blue stripes. This species is endemic to Hawaii, and we're proud to announce the first commercially available captive bred Potter's Angelfish. Biota's offerings are 100% captive bred at our Biota Hawaii facility in conjunction with our partners at the Oceanic Institute - Hawaii Pacific University.
Adult Coral Beauty Angelfish ideally should be housed in an aquarium of 65 gallons or more. This species is territorial with its own kind and other dwarf angels, but is compatible with large angelfish species. Like other angelfish, Potter's Angelfish are sequential hermaphrodites. They begin life as females, and the most dominant turn into males. Captive bred dwarf angelfish may be kept in pairs if individuals from the same batch are added to a large aquarium at the same time.
This dwarf angelfish species typically grows to about 4” in captivity. They are considered to be "reef safe with caution," and they may pick at soft corals, clams, and fleshy LPS. Frequent feedings of nutritious foods might prevent coral picking behaviors.
Potter's Angelfish when wild caught can be difficult to feed and acclimate to captivity, but our captive bred angelfish are easier to feed because they are familiar with aquarium foods. We recommend a varied diet and frequent feedings including angelfish blend frozen foods, Easy Reefs DKI pellets and Masstick. They are a curious fish and will regularly pick at rockwork for sponges and algae to munch on between feedings.