The offspring of Centropyge joculator are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Centropyge joculator, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Centropyge joculator, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974
Known only from remote Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, Centropyge joculator is seldom available to the US aquarium trade. Most specimens that are collected go to Japan, since logistics of getting them from their origin into the US are difficult and expensive. Found in coral and rubble areas on steep outer reef slopes. Solitary or in small groups of four to five individuals.
Centropyge joculator is also known as the Yellowhead Angelfish, Joculator Pygmy Angel, Coco's Pygmy Angelfish or Coco's Angelfish and sometimes confused with the Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor). Yes he is somewhat similar in color pattern to the Bicolor Angelfish but is not as readily available, is more a rare find for the marine aquarist and simply a beauty.
Centropyge joculator is a very activ fish and needs plenty of swimming space along with lots of rockwork openly well-positioned with many caves and crannies. As with most of the genus Centropyge maybe he will nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles too, but this is an individual behavior with each fish having its own tendencies. If you give him a try, have a close eye on your corals and see how your fish will behave. Absolutely the better place for C. joculator is a reef aquarium and not a fish-only aquarium how often is recommended.
Centropyge joculator will best feed on marine algae, angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.
Gekauft wurde der schöne C. joculator von Manuela. Ich glaub ich hätte den Preis der für den Fisch fällig ist nicht übers Portemonie gebracht *eg* Kam über den Importeur Tropical Live Import aus Menden im Sauerland ins Land. Zeigt sich sehr interessiert und ist wenig scheu. Fraß sofort Flocken und Frostfutter. Schwimmt viel offener als die zwei Centropyge bispinosa. Wir werden euch über die dauerhafte Pflege auf dem laufenden halten.
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