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The Pygmy Angelfish is a beautiful little fish also named as a Cherubfish, Pygmy Dwarf Angelfish, and Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish. It exhibits a beautiful blue body with yellow orange face, along with blue rings around its eyes. Due to its small size, the dwarf angelfish does well in a small aquarium. The Pygmy Angelfish has the typical shape for dwarf angels, having a small elongated oval shape body, with rounded fins.The Pygmy Angelfish is very active in nature, and is a hardy fish. The Pygmy Angelfish grazes the algae growth on live rocks and can be fed additional foods such as spirulina algae, Mysis shrimp, Brine shrimp, and should be fed 3 times a day, 2 times a day only if natural foods are present in the aquarium. The pygmy angel thrives in a temperature range of 72-72 degrees Fahrenheit and pH 8.1-8.4. The Pygmy Angelfish should be kept in a tank no smaller than 50 + gallons if housing 1, and 80 + gallons if housing 2, with plenty of Live Rock and caves. These dwarf angelfish are paired according to size, not color. All are born female, then the larger fish becomes female. To make a pair is possible by buying a larger Pygmy Angelfish and a smaller Pygmy Angelfish, and within a few months they hopefully will assume their roles as male and female. But because they are on the aggressive side, should not be housed with smaller, peaceful fish, or other Dwarf Angelfish. Therefor, if housing 2 Pygmy Angelfish it is strongly recommended to have 2 different sizes. Being either male and female, or 2 females. They are also known to nip at soft and large polyp stony corals. Though they are safe to house with inverts such as Shrimp, Crabs, Snails, and Starfish. But will pick at Feather Dusters, Bristle Worms, Clams, and Flatworms.
Love this little guy! He is so beautiful and such an interesting personality! He doesn't bother anyone and has actually become friends with our yellow wrasse! They swim attached at the hip looking for food! He is a very mellow swimmer who loves swimming through the rock work to find new caves. He is a little hard to feed when competing with quicker eaters, I let a couple pellets sink in front of him and sink a few spirulina flakes)! I highly recommend him, he is sweet, beautiful, and easy!
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Reviewed by: Wendi Barnts on
Very nice reef fish. Cleans detritus in the live rock. Doesn't intrude on the reef. Easy keeper.
Reviewed by: Lia deBettencourt on
This is a great little fish who showed up healthy and happy. He was shy at first in my quarantine tank but after moving him over to the main tank he has been quite the showman. Beautiful fish to add to a reef tank.
Reviewed by: Jim M. on
An awesome little beautiful fish who peacefully explores my large reef tank's caves. Almost always visible and active.
Reviewed by: Rick on
I bought this little guy here and to show you how hardy this guy is, he was the most active of 5 fish I had delivered when outside temp in MN was 21 degree out and bag water was at 68 degrees. All survived after 2 1/2 hr slow drip acclimation. He is a colorful little guy to watch darting around the tank. He is constantly on the move searching for food or detritus on the bottom as well as on reef rock. Likes to dart in and out of rock. He is getting much better at snagging Mysis shrimp I drop in before the other 6 fish hog it all, especially my Hamlet Indigo who gobbles everything that moves. A joy to watch.
Reviewed by: Phil on
A cute, little, lively fish that brings a lot of character to your tank. Seems to play well with others and makes a welcome addition while being an easy keeper.
Reviewed by: Melinda Johnston on
I've had him for about a week and he's doing great. For the first few days I didn't see him at all, but now he makes appearances pecking at algae and darting in and out of the rocks and caves. Nice colors and appears healthy.
Reviewed by: Jason on
Very lovely. I thought he and the damsels were fighting, but it looks like they will seek him out and he will seek them. They seem to play in a way the damsels never did with each other. He stays closer to the bottom and doesn't come up to compete for food. I didn't think he was eating but then I realized my cheto was all but gone. Hungry as a herbivore.
Reviewed by: Timothy Ollom on