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Midnight Angelfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Midnight Angelfish
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The Midnight Angelfish, also known as the Black Nox Angelfish, is uniformly black over its entire body.

It requires at least a 30-gallon tank with lots of hiding places. The Midnight Angelfish should be the only dwarf angelfish in the tank. It is not a good reef dweller and may nip at soft coral polyps, clam mantles, and zoanthids.

The Midnight Angelfish is very difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishable differences in color between male to female.

The diet of the Midnight Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, mysid shrimp and other meaty fare, and plenty of live rock for grazing.

Like other dwarf angelfish, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Anthias, Basslets, Batfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Gobies, Grunts & Sweetlips, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Squirrelfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Midnight Angelfish (Centropyge nox)

Family: Pomacanthidae

Range: Pacific Ocean

Size: Up to 4 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: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Scatterer

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