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Centropyge resplendens Resplendent angelfish

Centropyge resplendensis commonly referred to as Resplendent angelfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 400 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Centropyge resplendens 
Ascension Zwergkaiser 
Resplendent Angelfish 
Pygme Angelfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Centropyge (Genus) > resplendens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lubbock & Sankey, 1975 
Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, the Cape Verde Archipelago 
Sea depth:
15 - 40 Meter 
up to 2.36" (6 cm) 
69.8 °F - 82.4 °F (21°C - 28°C) 
Algae, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Invertebrates, Mysis 
87.99 gal (~ 400L) 
Only for advanced aquarists 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2017-04-23 15:34:13 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Centropyge resplendens are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Centropyge resplendens, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Centropyge resplendens, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


Lubbock & Sankey, 1975

Centropyge resplendens is rarely seen as its known range is around Ascension Islands, marooned in the mid-Atlantic.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Centropyge (Genus) > Centropyge resplendens (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Hippocampus Bildarchiv (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



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am 13.06.08#3

Centropyge resplendens also known as the Resplendent Angelfish is from the Southeast Atlantic where it is endemic to the Ascension Islands and St Helena. Centropyge resplendens cruising rubble zones from 40 feet to 120 feet in depth, Centropyge resplendens is what might be termed a dwarf-Dwarf Angelfish. The Resplendent Angelfish is remarkably hardy, readily adapts to captive life and is even considered reef-compatible.

Luckily, the Resplendent Angelfish breeds in captivity, and the ones offered for sale are all captive-bred, as this fish is listed on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Threatened Animals. The Resplendent Angelfish is the only marine angelfish on the Red List owing to its limited range despite the fact that wild populations are reported to be healthy around Ascension Island.

Like all Dwarf Angelfishes, Centropyge resplendens is omnivore and will readily accept most frozen and prepared foods such as mysid or frozen shrimp and angelfish preparations. If not kept in a well established aquarium it is advised to include marine algae (Wakame, Nori, Kelb) to the daily feeding.

am 19.04.07#2
Nach Berichten von Jens Kallmeyer und Peter Schmiedel handelt es sich hierbei um einen Schwarmfisch, der in kleineren und größeren Gruppen lebt. Siehe Foto :-) Leider werden wir den Fisch hier kaum zu Gesicht bekommen. Zu rar, da endemisch auf Ascencion, und zudem sicherlich sehr teuer.

am 16.05.05#1
Central Atlantic; Ascension Island only; 6 cm; rare
Only a few shipments are made, but in good quantity when imported, some once a year;
close to C.argi and C.aurantonotus from the Caribbean Sea; hardy species, now aquacultivated
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