Fireball Angelfish (Centropyge aurantonotus)

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Centropyge aurantonotus

Centropyge aurantonotus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-9 years

Family

Pomacanthidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Fireball Angelfish, Brazilian Flameback Angelfish, Flameback Pygmy Angelfish

Additional scientific names

Centropyge aurantanota, Centropyge aurantonota


Origin

Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Islands to Sao Paulo, Brazil


Sexing

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.


Tank compatibility

Not necessarily reef safe, will nip at stony and soft corals.


Diet

Omnivorous


Feeding regime

Daily


Environment specifics

Does best in a mature rocky set up with plenty of hiding places.


Behaviour

A semi-aggressive Angelfish.


Identification

Often confused with the African Flameback Angelfish.

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