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White Tailed Pygmy
Centropyge flavicauda
White Tailed Pygmy
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The White Tailed Pygmy is also known as the Pacific Pygmy Angel. The color of the body varies from greenish to bluish brown with bright blue edges on caudal fins and a pale yellow to white tail fin. Due to their smaller size, the White Tailed Pygmy fishes are well suited for a smaller aquarium. If these fishes are present in pairs, breeding is becoming successful in captivity. But there is no distinctive feature in differentiating male and female. Usually, however, the male White Tailed Pygmy fishes are larger than the female. We recommend to keep the White Tailed Pygmy fishes singly, because it might turn aggressive and fight to death if two males are introduced in a tank. The White Tailed Pygmy are very good at grazing and feed on diatoms and detritus, thus keeping the aquarium clean and clear. They might feed on fleshy corals polyps and clam mantles, but if they are fed properly at regular interval they tend to do so less often. The White Tailed Pygmy fish occur over rubble bottoms on fringing reefs, on seaward reef slopes, and in microalgae/sponge beds. They can be fed a variety of frozen items like marine formulas, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, scallops and other pellets and flakes. It is advised to keep a few live rocks and thick sand bed in the home aquarium to provide the White Tailed Pygmy fishes a natural habitat like environment.
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Also known as the Pacific Pygmy Angel. Its a hardy fish and will do great in the aquarium.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.
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