Fish Database

Fireball Angelfish

Scientific Name: Centropyge aurantonotus

Species: Pomacanthidae
Color: blue, orange
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Relative Care: Moderate
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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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