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Rusty Angelfish (A)
Centropyge ferrugatus
Rusty Angelfish (A)
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Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Generally peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Flake, Brine, Pellet
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: May nip at corals
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 45 gallons
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The Rusty Angelfish prefers environment with prolific algae growth, rocky reefs and rubble areas. It is named aptly due to presence of rusty shade over its body that makes it a beautiful addition to any reef tank. It is better to keep the Rusty Angelfish in the tank not less than 30 gallons and the tank should be well-versed with plenty of live rocks that encourage the growth of algae; and lot of hiding places is also needed if you wish the Rusty Angelfish to thrive well in the tank. It grows well in a temperature range of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Rusty Angelfish should not be combined with the same species as it can become aggressive towards the same species. It is also considered reef safe but with caution, because it tends to nip over the corals, soft corals and clam mantles if not properly fed. The Rusty Angelfish is an omnivores species and likes to feed on natural algae, and brine shrimps and other meaty foods as well. Since the Rusty Angelfish is egg scattering species, breeding it in captivity is quite successful. It is semi aggressive, and generally does not bother other tank inhabitants and that makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank.
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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 Angelfish family is a group of colorful and elegant fish that are adored by boththe serious and casual observer. These fish are mainly available to the hobbyistunder the Genus Pomacanthus and Centropyge. Pomacanthus Angels are the larger morerobust species. The Centropyge Genus are made up of smaller fish that feed primarilyon algae from the reef surface. The adult Pomacanthus Angels usually have longdorsal and anal fins and a rounded face. The Pomacanthus Angels will change colorquite dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. The Centropyge Angelsare found predominantly in the Indo-Pacific while only a couple of species, like thePygmy and Flameback Angels, are found in the Atlantic and Caribbean. At the sametime, the Pomacanthus Angels dominate the Atlantic and Caribbean while in theIndo-Pacific they are less prominent. The Centropyge Angels do not change colordramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. These smaller Angels areoften seen milling around reefs which they use for both shelter and as a foodsource. Angelfish are differentiated from Butterflyfish by the small spine thatextends from the bottom of their rear gill cover.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, Craig83
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