Centropyge resplendens CENRES-021893-TYRSTE-001

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 1994 and is filed under Angelfishes, Spawning Reports.

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Breeder ID: CENRES-021893-TYRSTE-001

Date received: 3/29/94

Identification: Centropyge resplendens (Lubbock & Sankey, 1975)

Geographic origin: Indo-Pacific 

Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata

Class Osteichthyes

Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei

Family Pomacanthidae

Genus Centropyge

Species resplendens (Lubbock & Sankey, 1975)

Duration male(yr): 1.5

Size male (mm): 83

Duration female (yr): 1.5

Size female (mm): 51

Physical differences: Male is larger. Female has expanded abdomen when ready to spawn.

Adult diet: Spirulina flake, Formula 1 & 2®, newly hatched Artemia, tank foraging

Pre-spawning activity: Spawning ritual “dance common to Centropyge species. 1 – 2 hours prior to darkness

Time spawning began: Twilight PM

Area spawning occurred: open water column

Frequency of spawning: Every other night

Egg description: Totally transparent with oil droplets

Approximate quantity: 150 – 250

Size: ~ 0.4 – 0.45 mm

Egg changes / development: Transparent larvae form inside egg.

Incubation period: 16 hours

Time hatching occurred: 1700 hours

Size of hatching larvae: 1.0 mm

Yolk sac present?: yes

Newly hatched appearance: Almost 100% transparent. Very difficult to see. Basically a large yolk with a tail

Transfer / removal method: not indicated

Spawning tank size (liter):670

Sides of tank covered? Yes, black

Lighting & photoperiod: 3 175 watt MH (13 hours), 2 140 watt VHO flourescent actinic (13 hour) 2 twilight bulbs. All controlled by timers

Filtration: Liverock, skimmer, trickle filter, mechanical / chemical

Additives and dosages: Liquid Gold®, Reef Plus®, Reef Calcium®, KSM®, VitaChem®, Kalkwasser, Super Iodine®

Water temperature (F): 79

Specific gravity: 1.022

pH: 8.3

Nitrate: <0.25 ppm

Fry development / changes: Eye pigment at day 4 followed by blag pigment spots on body. Day 5-6 silver white field above stomach

First food offered: Amphididinium cartenae, various protozoa

Second food offered: too small for rotifers


1st week(%): 75%

2nd week: 0%

Development description: Large stomachs indicate overfeeding. Yolk sac absorbed by day 4

Rearing tank size (liter) 20

Sides of tank covered? Yes, black

Lighting & photoperiod: 40 watt flourescent (“shop light” ) 12 hours

Filtration: none, only change by siphoning

Additives and dosages: Maroxy® and VitaChem®

Water temperature (F): 79F no other water parameters provided

Comments: Special handling required to yield high survival rate to day 4. Gentle circulation used to keep larvae in suspension. Larvae 2.8 mm at time of first feeding. Need an acceptable food.

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 genusresplendens is Latin for glittering. The English word resplendent which is from the Latin word means “filled with splendor, brilliant”

The common name is Resplendent Angel

About this report: Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations. Taxonomy, Synonomy, Original description , Word origin and Suggested reading are provided by member(s) of The Breeder’s Registry staff. Information is presented under the belief that it is accurate. If you have information in addition to, or contrary to that presented you are encouraged to contact the Breeder’s Registry. Permission is granted for “one-time” personal use. Reproduction as distributed or accessible media is prohibited without prior written permission. All rights reserved. 1993

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