Fish Type: Pygmy Angel
Scientific Name: Centropyge multicolor
Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Max Size: 3.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
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The Multicolor Angelfish, also known as the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish or Many-colored Angelfish, is pale peach-orange to yellow. Black speckles on a background of blue highlight an area just behind the eyes. The dorsal and anal fins are blue-black while the caudal fin is yellow. In bright contrast to its other colors, there is a horizontal swatch of silvery-white from mid-body to the caudal fin.
The Multicolor Angelfish needs a minimum of a 70 gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing on microalgae. It does best in subdued lighting, since in the wild, it is a deep-water swimmer. The Multicolor Angelfish may nip at fleshy stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It is sensitive to copper-based medications.
The diet of the Multicolor Angelfish should include Spirulina, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other high-quality meaty items.