Fish Guide

Golden Angelfish   (Centropyge aurantius)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 195 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Filamentous blue-green bacteria and filamentous green algae, detritus
Natural History: The Golden Angelfish is found on lagoons, reef faces, and slopes on rocky and coral-rich zones. It is secretive and seldom seen by divers.
Husbandry: The Golden Angelfish will likely pick at the polyps of stony corals and is not reef safe. This is one of the least aggressive Centropyge species and it is likely to be harassed by other angelfish. It is reported to acclimate better if provided numerous hiding places. Some individuals have been observed to eat frozen shrimp preparations.

AKA: Golden Pygmy Angelfish

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