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Bicolor Angelfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Bicolor Angelfish
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Thought by many to be the most striking of the Centropyge group of dwarf or pygmy angelfish, the Bicolor Angelfish, also known as the Two-colored Angelfish or Oriole Angelfish, is a vibrant yellow on the anterior half of its body and a deep blue on the posterior half. A splash of deep blue extends upward vertically from the eye to the top of the head, and the tail is yellow.

A minimum of a 40-gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing will offer a good environment for the Bicolor Angel. Not a good reef dweller, the Bicolor Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.

It is hermaphroditic, very difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishable differences in color between male to female.

The Bicolor Angelfish requires a diet of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, and mysid or frozen shrimp.

Fish Facts

Name: Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)

Family: Pomacanthidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 40 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Scatterer

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