Fireball Angelfish


Scientific Name: Centropyge aurantonotus
Family: Pomacanthidae
Color: blue, orange

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Omnivore
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Max Size: 3"
Relative Care: Moderate


The Fireball Angelfish is one of the smallest dwarf angelfish. It is often confused with the African Flameback angelfish which has a yellow tail. It is semi-aggressive with most fish, but downright aggressive with other dwarf angelfish that are not mates. Dwarf angelfish and large angelfish are typically compatible, however. Use caution when housing this fish with corals; it may eat or damage corals, clams, and some inverts. Provide plenty of algae in its diet and also offer meaty foods like enriched Artemia, frozen mysis shrimp, and plankton.

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