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The Bicolor angelfish is appropriately named because of it's brilliant blue and yellow color. Although this is a very popular fish it is not as easy to keep as many other angelfish. Make sure they are offered hiding places and a diet which includes vegetable matter, small crustaceans, and worms.


Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is moderately difficult to keep.

It is important that you feed angelfish all kinds of live, frozen, and prepared formula foods. Pygmy angelfish are known to eat mostly algae in the wild, so a diet rich in vegetable matter is essential. There are several good commercial foods available including Formula II and Angel Formula.

Habitat: Natural geographic location:
Common in New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef. Their range includes most of the Pacific ocean excluding Hawaii. Smaller specimens are seen at depths of 1 meter (3 ft,), while adults are generally at least 10 meters (33 ft.) deep.

See 'maintenance' above.

Social Behaviors:
Can be found singly, in pairs, or small groups.

Sexual differences:

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild.

No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lie between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 12.5 cm (5 inches).

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 30 gallon aquarium is recommended.

Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
No special requirements.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
Generally found on the bottom in the ocean, in the aquarium they will go anywhere.

This fish is generally readily available.

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