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Flameback Angel; Brz. - Centropyge aurantonotus

Flameback Angel; Brz. - Centropyge aurantonotus

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The Flameback Angel, also known as the African Pygmy Angelfish or the Yellowfin Angelfish, is a stunning and brightly colored fish that can add a unique visual appeal to any saltwater aquarium.

This species is characterized by its bright orange-red body with contrasting blue stripes and a yellow tail fin. They are native to the Western Indian Ocean, primarily around the coast of Africa, and can grow up to 4 inches in length.

Caring for the Flameback Angel requires a well-maintained aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and swimming space. They prefer a temperature range of 72-78°F and a pH between 8.1-8.4. It is important to provide them with a varied diet that includes both meaty and plant-based foods such as frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, spirulina, and algae.

The Flameback Angel is generally peaceful, but may become territorial towards other angelfish or similarly shaped fish. Therefore, it is best to keep only one in a tank. They are compatible with most other peaceful fish, such as clownfish, gobies, and tangs.

In terms of behavior, the Flameback Angel is generally active and curious. They may nip at corals or invertebrates, so it is important to monitor their behavior and ensure that they are not causing any harm. They are known to be hardy and adaptable to different environments, but may become shy or reclusive if they do not have enough hiding spots in their tank.

The lifespan of the Flameback Angel can range from 5-10 years, depending on their living conditions and care. With proper care and attention, they can be a colorful and delightful addition to any saltwater aquarium.

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