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Coral Beauty Angelfish (A)
Centropyge bispinosus
Coral Beauty Angelfish (A)
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Size: 1.5-3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Greens, Flake, Pellet
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Caution
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallon
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The Coral Beauty Angelfish needs plenty of space to move around as it often likes to cruise the tank in search of algae and other bits of food. It exhibits variation of color, and is often dark blue on the head and fins with dark orange stripes vertically giving a flame effect to the fish. It is also known as Twospined Angelfish, Dusky Angelfish, or Coral Beauty (Centropyge bispinosa). It has spines over its gill which can become entangled while netting, therefore we suggest you to use bucket and refrain nets. This marine angelfish often looks similar to Centropyge aurantia, and should not be confused with it. Since the Coral Beauty Angelfish mainly looks for algae, we suggest you to keep a few live rocks in the home aquarium where algae can grow naturally. The aquarium must contain a lot of crevices for the Coral Beauty Angelfish to seek shelter in. The Coral Beauty Angelfish thrives well in a temperature of 72-80 degree Fahrenheit and pH value between 8.1-8.4 and the water hardness at 8-12. Keeping the centropyge angelfish in group or singly is recommended because if it is kept in more than one then they might end up in violence and aggression. The Coral Beauty angelfish is not really considered as reef safe, as it have the tendency to nip corals and other types of invertebrates. It is prone to nip stony and soft corals, and can also harm feather dusters and anemones. The Coral Beauty Angelfish feeds chiefly on algae and also ingest tiny organisms. Additional meaty foods such as brine shrimp and Mysis shrimps are also beneficial in its continued healthly growth.
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(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.The Coral Beauty is a stunningly colorful Dwarf Angelfish. Its body is mostly dark blue while the sides of its body has an undercolor of reds, yellows and oranges with narrow blue bars. These fish do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Coral Beauty 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.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, Renogaw: Michael Wagoner.The Coral Beauty Angelfish is purple overall with vertical stripes on the side, and varying amount of orange. It is a popular species. It is a relatively peaceful fish that does very little or no harm to invertebrates, although it may be inclined to occasionally peck at tubeworms or coral polyps. It should be kept in a reef tank where it can browse on algae growing on the live rock. Keep it with many rock crevices to hide in, because the more there are, the more secure it will feel and the more it will come out into the open.
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