Pacific Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge flavicaudus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 33 to 197 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, detritus
Natural History: The Pacific Pygmy Angelfish is found in small loose groups on rubble bottoms along the fringes of reefs. It favors areas with rich growths of macroalgae. It is observed to be shy, darting from one protective structure to another.
Husbandry: The Pacific Pygmy Angelfish is a hardy fish and a good candidate for a small aquarium system. It may be aggressive to other smaller fishes and will likely pick at the polyps of stony corals.
AKA: Whitetail Pygmy Angelfish
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