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Bicolor Angelfish (A)
Centropyge bicolor
Bicolor Angelfish (A)
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Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivorous
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Monitor- may pick at corals, clams
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallon
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The Bicolor Angelfish is a beautiful fish. Its stunning yellow body color is contrasted with vivid royal blue color on its back half that gives it a striking coloration. Due to this stunning duo pattern, the Bicolor Angelfish is named as bicolor angelfish. The Bicolor Angel is a good sized dwarf fish reaching up to 5.9 inches. The Bicolor Angelfish should be provided with lots of hiding places and a diet including vegetable matter, worms and small crustaceans. They are aggressive for a dwarf angelfish, especially in a tank under 75 gallons. The Bicolor Angelfishes are found mostly in Indo-Pacific from east Africa to the Soamoan and Phoenix Island. There are several names for this fish such as Black and Gold Angelfish, Blue and Gold Angelfish, Two-colored Angelfish, and the Pacific Rock Beauty Angelfish. The other common name, Oriole Angelfish or Oriole Dwarf Angel, comes from the Medieval Latin word oriolus which means golden. The Bicolor Angelfish is moderately difficult to keep, but with proper care it can be kept peacefully. It is one of the most aggressive dwarf angelfish and therefore is not suggested to keep with other aggressive fishes. The Bicolor Angelfish is very difficult to breed in captivity. It doesn?t show any distinctive characteristics that differentiate between male and female. The Bicolor Angelfish is basically a hermaphroditic fish. The Bicolor Angelfish inhabits rubbly areas in lagoons, and on reef slopes and use cervices in the reef for shelter. The appropriate temperature and pH to keep the Bicolor Angelfish healthy is 72-80 F (22-27 C) and 8.1-8.4 respectively, which also makes an ideal environment in an aquarium.
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The Oriole Angel, a.k.a. Bicolor Angel, is a beautiful dwarf angel that is colored in contrasts of bright yellow and deep blue. The forebody is yellow with a blue saddle across its nape and the rearbody is blue with a bright yellow tailfin. These fish are collected at shallow, coral-rich reefs. They do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Oriole Angel should be kept in a tank of 50 gallons or larger, so it'll have ample room to roam. They will spend most of their day grazing algae that grows on live rock. They should not be kept with other Dwarf Angels and only one should be kept per tank.The Angelfish family is a group of colorful and elegant fish that are adored by both the serious and casual observer. These fish are mainly available to the hobbyist under the Genus Pomacanthus and Centropyge. Pomacanthus Angels are the larger more robust species. The Centropyge Genus are made up of smaller fish that feed primarily on algae from the reef surface. The adult Pomacanthus Angels usually have long dorsal and anal fins and a rounded face. The Pomacanthus Angels will change color quite dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. The Centropyge Angels are found predominantly in the Indo-Pacific while only a couple of species, like the Pygmy and Flameback Angels, are found in the Atlantic and Caribbean. At the same time, the Pomacanthus Angels dominate the Atlantic and Caribbean while in the Indo-Pacific they are less prominent. The Centropyge Angels do not change color dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. These smaller Angels are often seen milling around reefs which they use for both shelter and as a food source. Angelfish are differentiated from Butterflyfish by the small spine that extends from the bottom of their rear gill cover. This angel will grow to about 6 inches in length.(A) Alert - This fish cannot be kept with other Angelfish. If you're attempting to purchase two or more Angelfish for the same aquarium it will cause them to fight and most likely one will not survive, so if you're placing an order that has 2 or more Angelfish in it we will have to place the order on hold until we're able to contact you to ensure you're not putting them into the same tank. If you understand they cannot be kept together, but would like to purchase two or more in the same order(separate tanks, group order, etc.) you will need to write in the Special Instructions area at the end of the shopping cart that you understand they cannot be kept together. Tremendous time and effort is put into ensuring the health of these fish and it is very important that you're fully aware two Angelfish should not be kept in the same tank.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, natemd.
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