True Shepard’s Angelfish



The True Shepard's Angelfish (Centropyge shepardi) is also called Mango Angelfish, is a small marine angelfish that comes from coral reefs in remote regions of the Western Pacific such as the Mariana Islands, Ogasawara, and sometimes the Izu Islands of Japan. At first glance, the True Shepard's Angelfish may be accidentally mistaken for Coral Beauty Angelfish. Although they are the appearance is similar and the colors, however, the Shepard's Angelfish features notably less blue and purple coloring that is different from Coral Beauty Angelfish.   One could claim the Coral Beauty Angelfish is mostly blue-colored fish with orange-colored markings, however, the True Shepards Angelfish is primarily an orange fish that has blue markings. The majority of True Shepard's Angelfish is a bright yellow and orange color with only a thin border of the dorsal and anal fins that sport contrasts of blue and purple hue. The vertical bars are bold and an identical blue color are found on the upper part of its body.   It is believed that the True Shepard's Angelfish is a robust fish that is considered to be a healthy eater with a big appetite. They are easy to take care of small marine angelfish will not cause any harm to corals so long as they are adequately maintained and is stocked with plenty of rock to graze upon, so this True Shepards Angelfish a great option for an entry-level or advanced level aquarist.   A true Shepard's Angelfish can reach 4" or more.  The mango angelfish needs 70 gallons or a large aquascape set up with plenty of live rock and lots of space to swim is recommended.   The diet of the True Shepard's Angelfish should consist of enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine mysis shrimp Spirulina, mysis shrimp, and other premium marine angelfish diets.   Approximate Size of Purchase Small 1 - 2" Medium: 2 to 3.
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True Shepard's Angelfish description The species is often mistaken for the Coral Beauty Angelfish due to their striking resemblance to each other in appearance and color. But Shepard's Angelfish is different. Shepard's Angelfish has a less blue and purple coloring that is more apparent than its cousin, the Coral Beauty Angelfish. It is commonly believed it is the Coral Beauty Angelfish is a blue fish that has orange coloring however, it is the True Shepard's Angelfish is an orange fish that has blue coloring. The majority of True Shepard's Angelfish has a bright yellow and orange coloration, with a contrast of blue-purple coloration. It has an elongated perimeter around the dorsal, back, and anterior fins. The upper part of their bodies is adorned with bright horizontal blue bars. Making the ideal aquarium for True Shepard's Angelfish will require at least 70 gallons or greater with plenty of live rock to encourage growing algae on which they can consume. The tank must have plenty of space that allows the freedom of swimming. They are True Shepard's Angelfish are reef secure fish, provided that they are fed regularly with plenty of rock to graze on. So, you can be sure that they do not annoy the corals that are precious, sessile invertebrates, and clam mantles.   True Shepard's Angelfish feeding The True Shepard's Angelfish are very savoury eaters with a large appetite. They are omnivores and must be fed a wide assortment of meaty and vegetable matter. Spirulina, frozen or fresh mysis shrimps, and other premium prepared foods, lots of marine algae, and a variety of other foods prepared Angelfish food items are among the top food choices to feed True Shepard's Angelfish.
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