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Peppermint Angelfish, Beautiful fish with a very fantastic price

peppermint angelfish

Peppermint Angelfish is a type of seawater fish originating from the South Pacific Ocean and is one of the popular ornamental fish. One of its kind, namely Angelfish Peppermint, is one of the most expensive ornamental fish in the world with a price range of hundreds of millions for each tail.

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What is a Peppermint Angelfish ( Centropyge Boylei )?

peppermint angelfish
peppermint angelfish

The Peppermint Angelfish, which has the Latin name Centropyge Boylei, is a ray-finned saltwater fish that belongs to the Pomacanthidae family. This fish is known as the most colorful and impressive fish in the coral reefs.

This fish has relatively small in size and has an oval body shape. Interestingly, this fish has an orange base color with five vertical white lines on its body. They have fins that have a translucent white color at the end. In addition, the white chin and face are another feature of this fish. This fish can grow to a maximum of about 10 cm, but some up to about 18 cm.

Scientific classification:

Species:C. boylei


In its natural habitat, it lives in coral rubble and steep sea caves at depths of 300 to 400 feet. This fish is a native endemic fish that can only be found around the Cook Islands in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.

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To get this fish in its habitat, divers must use special equipment such as a rebreather and they have a limited time. Besides that, various other difficulties, such as this fish preferring to hide in coral caves and decompression sickness or DCS, of course, make this fish difficult to catch and make the price expensive.


In its natural habitat, this fish usually eats sea worms, crustaceans, sponges, and other foods that it can find around coral reefs. As for maintenance in the aquarium, you can provide several types of food that can be varied, such as Artemia nauplii or brine shrimp in the form of live or frozen/liquid food. In addition, you can also give a mixture of small fish eggs and even some coral polyps as food for these fish.

Aquarium Treatment for Peppermint Angelfish

It’s not too large shape makes this fish very suitable for most types of aquariums. You just need to make sure there is enough space in the tank with the corals as their shelter. Also, make sure the availability of algae from rocks and stones as their food source. If not you have to feed them more often so they don’t starve. To adjust to the water temperature in its natural habitat, you can use a cooler and set it to 72.5 F°. However, you can increase it gradually up to 74.5F°. Apart from that, you can also set the lighting to be dim at first according to its natural habitat and make it brighter gradually too. Give a variety of feeds and always maintain the quality of your saltwater so that the fish stay healthy and not stressed.

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Peppermint Angelfish is a seawater ornamental fish that has a charming color. The difficulty of catching this fish in its natural habitat makes it very expensive, which can reach $ 30,000 USD according to information obtained from Wikipedia.
Thus the information this time from the site, I hope this article can be useful and add to your insight about the world of fish. Thanks for reading.

Nooru Ariyoushi

Nooru Ariyoushi

Nooruariyoushi has been a fish hobbyist for 20 years and is now a blog writer sharing information about fish and how to care for them.

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