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Description
Coral Beauty
(Centropyge bispinosus)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific
Family: Pomacanthidae
Species: Angels (Dwarf)
Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible
Species Information
The Coral Beauty is a relatively peaceful fish that does very little or no harm to invertebrates, although it may be inclined to occasionally pick at tubeworms, coral polyps and sessile invertebrates. It is generally resistant to disease and grows to a maximum of 4 inches, thus making a good species for beginning marine aquarium hobbyists. It should be kept in a tank with plenty of rock work or large reef where it can browse on algae growing on the live rock. The caves and crevices provided by extensive rock work will give the Coral Beauty many places to hide in making it feel more secure.
Like most fish, the availability of hiding places will give the fish confidence to swim boldly in the tank knowing that at the first site of danger a refuge is close at hand. Of the dwarf angels the Coral Beauty is one of the more peaceful species lending it to be compatible with other dwarf angel species provided the aquarium is large enough to provide adequate ranges for each dwarf angel. (recommended 90 gallon plus aquarium)
Aquarium Care
The Coral Beauty requires a 30 gallon or larger tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing. In a reef environment, the Coral Beauty Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates). In smaller aquariums (less than 55 gallons) the Coral Beauty should not be kept with other dwarf angels, but will do fine with other species.
In a large aquarium (90 gallons plus) the Coral Beauty can often be kept successfully with other dwarf angels species, especially if they are introduced to the aquarium at the same time and there is suitable rock work to provide adequate territories for each angel. Overall temperament of the Coral Beauty is peaceful.
Feeding & Nutrition
The diet of the Coral Beauty should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, clam or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items such as brine or krill. This species should be fed two to three times daily what the fish will consume within a minute or two.
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