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Colin’s Angelfish EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: Paracentropyge colini

$524.99

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Colin’s Angelfish originates from Indonesia in the Western Pacific as well as Fiji in the South Pacific. The deepwater fish is a gorgeous yellow with a distinct blue dorsal fin and blue back. It is a rare species in the market and would make an excellent addition to any knowledgeable marine fish collector’s tank.

The Colin’s Angelfish requires a large 70-gallon or larger aquarium that has hidden areas and plenty of live rock for grazing on the growing microalgae. The fishes like an aquarium with dim lighting however, they seem to adjust well to the brighter lighting system that is used in contemporary reef tanks. Take care when keeping these species inside the SPS aquarium which is overrun by frags, as opposed to larger colonies as they can be aggressive towards SPS corals and result in damage to smaller frags. The ideal is to have this as the only tiny angelfish on display, and it is best to add the fish before introducing bigger and more active fishes as they may be more shy and withdrawn at first.

Colin’s Angelfish diet should comprise Spirulina as well as marine algae. high quality angelfish preparations mysis as well as frozen shrimp and other meaty foods.

Approximate Size of Purchase 1-1/2″ or 3″

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Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3"

Origin

Melanesia, Philippines

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

Colin’s Angelfish Info 

Colin’s Angelfish is famous for its location in Cocos-Keeling Island, which is located in the Indian Ocean, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Guam, and Fiji in the Western Pacific. It is a medium-size pygmy that reaches an average height of 3.5 inches. It is a secluded fish that is often located in deep reef habitats like drops or steep slopes. The depth of this angel ranges from 55-250 feet. But, in the majority of areas, it isn’t commonplace at depths below 120 feet. Colin’s angel is usually found in caves and large cracks in the reef. It can also be seen swimming upside down in massive overhangs that are surrounded by orange cups ( Tubastraea spp.) along with Black corals ( Antipathes spp.). They often share these habitats together with the Multibarred ( Paracentropyge multifasciata ) and the elegant angelfish ( Pygoplites diacanthus ).

 

Colin’s Angelfish Habitat 

One of the most effective methods to help Colin’s “feel at the home,” which will facilitate the fish’s adjustment and make it easier to observe is to make an overhang or cave in the aquarium. There are a variety of methods to accomplish this. The most important thing to keep in mind when building the constructions is the fact that their stability is paramount importance. If a cave, or an overhang is to collapse the structure could be crushed by the fish, or even crack the glass aquarium. One of the most effective methods to build caves is to make use of live rocks of various dimensions and shapes. Simply take the flat rock and place it at both ends by using rocks which are more round in shape. If the flat piece of rock is in a way that it is too far forward, it might be necessary to set an additional rock to the back of the flat piece to help stabilize it.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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