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Pygmy (Cherub) Angelfish

Greek Name: Centropyge argi

$49.99

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The Pygmy Angelfish is also known as The Cherubfish, Cherub Angelfish, or Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish. It’s a stunning blue sapphire with orange highlights on the face.
This Pygmy Angelfish requires a 55-gallon or larger tank, and a tank with numerous hidingand live rocks for eating microalgae. It could nip at large-polyped sea clams as well as stony corals.

 

The Pygmy Angelfish is a fierce little angelfish, and it’s recommended to only have one male in one tank as they could battle to the death. A breeding pair could be kept as the Pygmy Angelfish was raised in an aquarium to great effect.

 

Food choices for the Pygmy Angelfish should consist of Spirulina and marine algae premium angelfish preparations mysis, frozen shrimp or mysis as well as other meaty products. Feeding three times a day.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1/2″ to 1″; Medium: 1″ to 2″; Large: 2″ to 3″

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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Blue, Orange

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

Caribbean

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

55 gallons

Description

Species Description

The most well-known and also the smallest of the dwarf and Pygmy Angelfish the Cherub Angelfish is very well designed for smaller aquariums. It has the same aggressiveness that its cousins do, One per tank is recommended. It isn’t known for its habit of nipping at mantles of coral or clams. However, caution is recommended when adding this fish into the reef tank since it’s still an Centropyge Angelfish. Males and females can be kept together the chances that they will reproduce are good. Size is the sole indicator of sexuality with males the bigger of the two. Make sure to ensure that two males don’t get into the aquarium due to their fighting until death.

 

Diet

They are able to take most prepared and frozen food items. It is recommended to feed frozen mysis shrimp as well as Spirulina algae when you are keeping the Cherub Angelfish is not kept in an aquarium that is well-established.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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