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Description
Heralds Angelfish
(Centropyge heraldi)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful, except with other Dwarf Angels
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: Indian Ocean
Family: Centropyge
Species: Angels (Dwarf)
Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible
Species Information
Heralds Angelfish is a bright yellow with only a small dark colored area behind the eye. Found in the waters of the South Pacific, this brightly colored angelfish will make a wonderful addition to the established marine aquarium by infusing vibrant color and swimming movement. Like all dwarf angels, this species is peaceful with all other marine fish except for other dwarf angels. Their aggression towards other dwarf angels come from their territorial instincts, thus if you have a very large aquarium 125 plus, you can attempt to keep two dwarf angels as they may be able to both establish adequate territories.
Heralds Angelfish require at least a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places and large amounts of live rock to graze on the micro-algae growth. In the reef aquarium, this species may nip at large-polyped stony corals and clam mantles, but overall is not too destructive especially with noxious corals. This species does have a unique variant called the Yellow & Black Heralds Angel which is a bright yellow with a jet black stripe on the rear half of the dorsal fin.
Heralds Angelfish is a bright yellow with only a small dark colored area behind the eye. This species does have a unique variant called the Yellow & Black Heralds Angel which is a bright yellow with a jet black stripe on the rear half of the dorsal fin.
Aquarium Care
In the Aquarium environment the Heralds Angel is a very interesting swimmer, constantly darting in and out of caves and crevices in the reef/rock work. They spend much of their time grazing on marine algae. While this species can live comfortably in aquariums as small as 30 gallons they do require good reef/rock work in order to provide places to hide when threatened. Like many other species, they should not be kept with other Heralds Angels or other Dwarf Angels because they will fight. If you try to keep more than one, be sure you have a large aquarium in order to provide adequate territorial ranges for each fish.
Feeding & Nutrition
The Heralds Angelfish is an omnivore and likes to feed on marine algae, meaty foods, Spirulina, brine shrimp etc.. Be sure that this species (like most) is fed at least 2 - 3 times daily what they will consume within a few minutes. As with most angels a mixture of meaty foods, marine algae & sponge material is vital to their health and immune system.
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