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Yellow Pygmy Angelfish
Centropyge heraldi
Yellow Pygmy Angelfish
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Size: 1.5-2 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Greens, Pellet, Flake,
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
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The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish is a beautiful little fish and can also be named as Cherubfish. It exhibits a beautiful lemon colored body that adds a splash of yellow color into your tank. Due to its small size, the centropyge angel dwarf angelfish looks great in small aquarium. The centropyge angel dwarf angelfish loves to swim and is very active in nature. Also, it loves to hide over few spots and is recommended to keep a few live rocks, crevices in the home aquarium. The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish is not really a reef safe fish and intends to eat the mucous over the corals instead of it flesh, and it eventually dies from the stress. The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish has a very good life span of 5 years in captivity, which makes it a valuable addition to any home aquarium. It is hardy fish and notorious to docile fishes such as gobies, firefish, and flasher wrasses and we suggest you not to keep it with these aforementioned fishes. The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish grazes over the algae growth on live rocks and can be fed three times with additional foods such as spirulina algae, Mysis shrimp, and shaved shrimp for a continued health growth. Before purchasing the Yellow Pygmy Angelfish, following factor should be bear in mind: 1) color should be rich not faded 2) should be very difficult to catch, and 3) should not be bloated of have reddened scale areas. The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish is very hardy but very easy to care. There should be minimum 30 Gallons for a single the Yellow Pygmy Angelfish and 75 G if you are keeping a pair, along with a maintained temperature range of 72-72 degrees Fahrenheit. The Yellow Pygmy Angelfish will spawn in captivity and have reared in the same.
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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 Yellow Pymgy Angel is a strikingly beautiful dwarf Angel. They are bright yellow and will sometimes have a dusky brown patch behind their eyes. They are a great addition to fish-only and reef tanks because of their docile disposition and hardiness. The Yellow Pygmy Angel should be kept in a tank of 30 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, justkris9
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