Peu d'informations existent concernant sa maintenance en aquarium et vu la rareté de cette espèce nous ne pensons pas le maintenir un jour. Il vit sur les récifs coralliens aux nombreuses anfractuosités et recouvertes d'algues à une profondeur allant de 13 à 50 mètres.
Centropyge hotumatua is also referred to as the Easter Islands Pygmy Angelfish or Hotumatua Dwarf Angelfish (Named after the Polynesian Chief Hotumatua). He lives endemically and is to be found exclusively in the Easter Island and only a few islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Centropyge hotumatua is predominantly dark blue with a bright yellow / orange head area. His eye is surrounded with a blue ring and some specimens retain a blue false eye-spot at end of dorsal fin.
Very rare collected for the hobby and very expensive too (typically sell around $1000,- -$1200,-). I have never seen up to now a specimen on a European import list.
The Hotumatua Dwarf Angelfish enjoy having access to hiding places and are often found in rocky or rubble areas in the wild. A aquarium with lots of SPS/LPS corals, openly well-positioned live rock for grazing and to hide will offer an optimal environment.
As most kind of the genius Centropyge it will best feed on marine algae, angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items.
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