Dwarf Angelfish – Red Stripe Angelfish (Centropyge eibli)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

Otherwise known as the Eibli’s Angelfish, Eibli’s Pygmy Angelfish, Orangelined Angelfish, Blacktail Angelfish and EIbli’s Dwarf Angelfish, the Red Stripe Angelfish is a dwarf Angelfish species with an awesome personality and body coloration.

Quick stats – Red Stripe Angelfish

Category Info
Origin Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Max size 6” / 15.24 cm
Aquarium Min 70 gallon / 265 liters
Water 74-79° F / 23-27° C

dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.5

sg. 1021-1.025
Care level Moderate
Behaviour Semi-aggressive
Diet Omnivore
Family Pomacanthidae
Colors Black, white
Lifespan Over 5 years

Red Stripe Angelfish description

It has a pearlescent body that is highlighted with several vertical orange to red stripes that are evenly spaced. The back of the body and the caudal fin is black. The caudal fin is outlined with brilliant sapphire-blue stripes.

Red Stripe Angelfish in the ideal aquarium

Red Stripe Angelfish - Centropyge eibli

Setting up the best aquarium for the Red Stripe Angelfish will require a well filtered minimum of 70 gallons/265 liters tank with lots of live rocks to provide them with hiding spaces and to facilitate the growth of microalgae upon which they will graze.

They are suitably kept as the only Dwarf Angelfish in the tank. However, they can also do well with other species with similar shapes and temperaments, though they can be docile at first, often retiring and darting into holes and or under/behind rocks. But they will likely become more assertive once they are established.

They are not good reef dwellers as they would often nip at your precious corals, sessile invertebrates and clam mantles.

Red Stripe Angelfish feeding

In the wild, the Red Stripe Angelfish are omnivores often feeding on benthic algae, benthic weeds and hard coral polyps. 

In captivity, among the best food for Red Stripe Angelfish we can recommend a variety of meaty and vegetable matters including, marine algae, spirulina, mysis shrimp, high quality prepared foods among many other meaty products.

They should be fed several times a day with as much they can finish in a few minutes.

Red Stripe Angelfish breeding

There are no distinguishing characteristics between the male and female specimens, which makes it very difficult to breed them in captivity.