A new Dwarf Angelfish species 

by | Jun 24, 2011 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

A new Dwarf Angelfish species

A new Centropyge species: Centropyge deborai

Centropyge deborai will be named after Walt Smith’s wife, Deborah.  Walt Smith is a familiar name for reefkeepers, having provided the aquarium industry with livestock (and live rock) collected from his operations in Fiji and Tonga since 1973.

The formal common name for this species is “Blue Velvet Angelfish,” although I suspect “Fiji Blue Midnight Angelfish” may also become synonymous with this species because of Reefbuilder’s attribution.


  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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