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Rusty Angelfish

Greek Name: Centropyge ferrugata

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The Rusty Angelfish is aptly named due to its predominant amber or red hue, and black dots that diminish in size from the dorsal to pelvic and anal fins. Fins on the anal side are darker, and both the dorsal as well as anal fins are coated with bright blue sapphire.
It is believed that the Rusty Angelfish requires at least 70 gallon tanks with plenty of live rock to hide and for grazing. A poor reef dweller The Rusty Angelfish is prone to bite at soft and stony corals (sessile invertebrates) and mantles of clams. It’s best to be kept as the sole Dwarf angelfish within the aquarium.

 

Diet of Rusty Angelfish should include Spirulina and marine algae, premium angelfish products mysis shrimps, as well as other meaty foods.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 1-3/4″; Medium: 1-3/4″ To 2-1/2″; Large: 2-1/2″ to 4-1/2″

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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Blue, Red

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

4"

Origin

Indonesia

Family

Pomacanthidae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information on Rusty Angelfish
The Rusty Angelfish is aptly named due to its predominant amber or red coloration, and black dots that decrease in size from dorsal the pelvic and anal fins. Anal fins are dark, and both dorsal, as well as anal fins, are coated with bright sapphire blue.

 

Rusty Angelfish Diet & Nutrition
This Rusty Angelfish is an omnivore and has a natural diet comprised mainly of algae and other detritus. They also feast on the polyps of any stony coral, and many soft corals along with tunicates, clam mantles, Cnidarians, sea squirts, and sponges.
In captivity, they take in live and frozen meals that include seafood or Spirulina algae Mysid shrimp as well as shaved shrimp and other food items of high quality. If tanks have matured, they can be eating live rocks that contain natural algae (containing copepods, as well as other food items) along with diatom and copepod algae. It is also been observed that they enjoy eating tubeworms as well as oysters.

 

Rusty Angelfish Origin
It is spread across the western Pacific starting from Tanabe Bay in southern Japan and all the way to the southwestern part that is Taiwan as well as the Philippines.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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