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Common Name - Flameback Pygmy Angelfish
Scientific name - Centropyge aurantonota
Appearance - Dark metallic blue body with
bright orange stripe from face to the mid, or end, of the dorsal fin. Usually
has blue ring around the eyes. Size ranges from 1 inch to three inches.
Location - Southern Caribbean to Brazil.
Comments - Once past
acclimation this fish is very hardy, eats well and is a peaceful tank mate. 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. Tanks with live or decorative coral and rock are great.
Position the rock openly so as to create many passages. More than once I have
noted this species involved in a spawning courtship.
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