Centropyge argi CENARG-011093-JACLAR-001

This entry was posted on Sunday, January 10th, 1993 and is filed under Angelfishes, Spawning Reports.

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Breeder ID: CENARG-011093-JACLAR-001

Date received: 1/10/93

Identification: Centropyge argi (Woods & Kanazawa, 1951)

Geographic origin: Atlantic 

 Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata

Class Osteichthyes

Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei

Family Pomacanthidae

Genus Centropyge

Species argi (Woods & Kanazawa, 1951)

Duration male(yr): 2.5

Size male (mm): 36

Duration female 1 (yr): 2.0

Size female 1 (mm): 25

Broodstock notes: No attempt made to save eggs. Spawning observations only

Physical differences: Male is physically larger. No other obvious differences

Adult diet: Newly hatched Artemia, frozen Brine Shrimp Plus®, Lifeline Herb®, Angel Diet®, grated raw shrimp. Fed 2 – 3 times per week.

Pre-spawning activity: not indicated

Time spawning began: twilight PM Area spawning occurred: at surface near overflow

Frequency of spawning: 3 -4 evenings/week Egg description: tiny clear eggs. Float to surface

Approximate quantity: not indicated Size: not indicated

Incubation period: eggs lost to overflow

Spawning tank size (liter): 475 Sides of tank covered? Yes, blue

Lighting & photoperiod: 2 175 watt metal halide, 5500K, 3 15 watt incandescents. 12 hours

Filtration: Trickle filter with 8 gallons of “bio-cubes”, skimmer with ozone (controlled)

Additives and dosages: CaCl2-H2O , SrCl2-6H2O , KI. Not levels indicated

Water temperature (F): 78 Specific gravity: 1.020 pH: 8.4 Nitrate: 3 ppm

Comments: No other information provided

Word origin: Centr, -I, -o (Greek). The center; a point, spur. pygm, (Greek) dwarf. The common name “Pygmy” or Dwarf” angel is apparent from the word root pygm. Centro may be in reference to the spine (spur) at the angle (The center) of the preopercle. The genus argi has two possible word roots; arg, -o (Greek) shining, bright, or argi, =a (Greek) Idleness, leisure. Since this species is not brilliantly colored (nor silvery) the latter word root would seem more appropriate and may be a reference to activity. Additionally roots listed with an possible ending preceeded by an equal ( = ) sign may be used alone.

The common name is Cherubfish or Dwarf Angelfish

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