Cherub Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge argi)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Caribbean
Depth: 16 to 100 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, detritus, benthic invertebrates
Natural History: The Cherub Pygmy Angelfish is generally found around corals on mud bottoms. Adults generally exist in harems that consist of a male, several females, and several juveniles.
Husbandry: The Cherub Pygmy Angelfish should be housed in an anquarium with plentiful live rock to provide hiding places and algae for grazing. While a male-female pair can be kept in captivity, same-sex pairing should not be attempted since one will likely eliminate the other. This angelfish is reported to nip at the polyps of stony corals and the mantles of large clams. This species is reported to become very aggressive after acclimation.
Reproduction: This angelfish species has been bred in captivity.
AKA: Cherub Angelfish, Cherubfish, Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish
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