Pygmy Yellowfin Angelfish (Centropyge flavipectoralis)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 66 ft. Size: 4 in. Jumps: Not likely Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Microalgae (diatoms, filamentous green), detritus
Natural History: The Pygmy Yellowfin Angelfish is found individually at the base of reef slopes and dropoffs. It is reported to feed on microalgae and some encrusting invertebrates. It is likely haremic like other pygmy angelfishes.
Husbandry: The Pygmy Yellowfin Angelfish is considered a durable aquarium fish. It should be provided numerous hiding places and benefits from a healthy algae growth. Most specimens for the aquarium trade originate in Sri Lanka. It may pick at Tridacna mantles and button coral polyps. Like all Centropyge angelfish, it may be somewhat aggressive as an adult, but frequent feedings are reported to reduce aggression somewhat.
AKA: Yellowfin Angelfish
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