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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.


Maintenance difficulty:
This fish is easy 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:
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:

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 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.

This fish is readily available and is moderately expensive.

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