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Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish

Greek Name: Centropyge flavicauda

$23.99

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The smallest species of the Centropyge genus The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish rarely grows to more than two inches. Also called the Royal Blue Fish, Damsel Angelfish, Whitetail Pygmy Angelfish or Pygmy Yellowfin, and the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish, its body and face are mostly blue while its Caudal Fin is white. It needs a 55-gallon or larger tank that has plenty of hiding places as well as large quantities of live rock that can be used to feed on microalgae. A poor reef dweller The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish is prone to nibble at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles of clams. It is very aggressive and can kill the other Dwarf Angels, and harass any gentle fish.
Males and females may be kept together. The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish may be kept in aquariums for breeding and has no distinct traits that differentiate males and females.

 

Their food should include Spirulina as well as marine algae. premium angelfish products mysis shrimps, as well as other meaty foods.

 

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, White

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

Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

55 gallons

Description

General information on the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish
One of the tiniest members of the Centropyge Genus is the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish rarely grows to over 2 inches. Its face and body are predominantly blue while its Caudal Fin is white. It requires a variety of hiding spots and plenty of live rock to graze on microalgae. A poor reef dweller The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish is prone to nibble at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles of clams. It is very aggressive and often kills the other Dwarf Angels, and harass any fish that is docile. Males and females may be kept in a single tank. The Pygmy Yellowtail Anglefish can be kept in aquariums for breeding but does not possess distinctive characteristics that distinguish males and females.

 

Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish Diet & Nutrition
A omnivore, the Pygmy Yellowtail’s diet should comprise of Spirulina and marine algae. top-quality angelfish dishes that include sponge matter, brine fortified with shrimp, mysis and other meaty foods. It is recommended that they get fed twice every day.

 

Pygmy Yellowtail Angefish’s Origin
The presence of this species is evident in the wild is evident from East Africa, east to the Philippines from south towards Southern Japan, and south to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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