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Common Name - Flame Angelfish
Scientific name - Centropyge loriculus
Appearance - Vivid red / orange body with
black / purple vertical bars. Body size ranges from 1 inch to 2 inches.
Location - Common between the Hawaiian
Islands, Great Barrier Reef and the Marshall Islands.
Comments - Striking red color and as a result a very popular fish, but due to over
collection it tends to be difficult to get through acclimation. Species from
Christmas Islands tend to carry many parasites.
As with all centropyge it will feed on flake foods but
will do much better on a variety of small bite-size frozen foods, such as mysis
shrimp. These fish enjoy having access to hiding places and live in the deeper
outer reefs. Tanks with live or
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