Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loriculus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 197 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: algae, detritus, Caulerpa
Natural History: The Flame Angelfish is found on clear lagoons, reef slopes and faces around stony coral growths, such as finger corals. It is secretive and tends to remain near the corals it uses for refuge. Males have more blue streaks on the rear edges of their dorsal and anal fins.
Husbandry: The Flame Angelfish is considered one of the hardiest Centropyge angels. It requires healthy algae growths or generous feedings of spirulina algae. It generally feeds shortly after introduction to an aquarium. It is aggressive, both intraspecifically and interspecifically.
Reproduction: This species is reported to hybridize with other angelfish, such as Potter's Angelfish and Shepard's Angelfish.
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