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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.

 

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Bicolor Angel

Bicolor Angel

Scientific Name: Centropyge bicolor

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Indian Ocean

Family: Pomacanthidae

AVAILABLE IN SIZES:

Code: A1005 Size: SM

 

 

Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 25 ℃

pH: 8.1 - 8.4

GH: 8 - 12

SG: 1.020 - 1.025

Max size: 15 cm

Min Tank size: 200 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Bottom swimmer

 

Description

Thought by many to be the most striking of the Centropyge group of dwarf or pygmy angelfish, the Bicolor Angelfish, also known as the Two-colored Angelfish or Oriole Angelfish, is a vibrant yellow on the anterior half of its body and a deep blue on the posterior half. A splash of deep blue extends upward vertically from the eye to the top of the head and the tail is yellow.

 

Food

The Bicolor Angelfish feeds on algae, small crustaceans and worms close to the bottom.

 

Breeding

This species as yet is not produced in commercial numbers (aquaculture), but all wild-collected. Though not endangered in its natural habitats, it is collected more and more from further/distal areas in the two countries of its principal collection (the Philippines and Indonesia).

 

Compatible with

This species exhibits both inter (between) and intra (within) species aggression. Like most Dwarf Angels it is best introduced as the last fish... and if more than one is to be housed in the same system, the smaller ahead of the larger (by a few weeks).

 

Note

Not a good reef dweller, the Bicolor Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.