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These striking angels have been touted as a very good fish for reef tanks. This is generally true of most of the pygmy angels although any angelfish in a reef must be observed carefully because they are not completely trustworthy. At times they have been known to destroy corals, sponges, etc.


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Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is easy to keep.

Maintenance:
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:
Scattered accross the western Pacific at depths of 5-25 meters (16-82 ft.).

Natural Foods:
Meaty foods and greenstuff. Grazer.

Social Behaviors:
In the aquarium they are not aggressive, a good community fish.

Sexual differences:
Unknown.

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

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

Temperature:
No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish lies between 75 and 79 degrees.

Length/Diameter of fish:
Adults can grow to 10 cm (4 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
No special requirements.

Availability:
This fish is readily available and is moderately expensive.

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