Fish Type: Pygmy Angel
Scientific Name: Centropyge nox
Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 55gal
Relative Care: moderate
Photo Courtesy of Robert M. Fenner
As with other dwarf angels, the major issue is whether this species is “reef safe.” There is no doubt that it will thrive in a reef tank, as it may do so at the expense of expensive invertebrates. Individuals vary considerably in this regard. The alternative is a FOWLR setup. The security and snack foods provided by a live-rock setup will make this angel feel right at home, however, this fish should be the only dwarf angel in the tank, as it can be very aggressive towards other fish that are similar in size and temperament.