Flameback Angel (Centropyge aurantonotus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Caribbean Ocean, Western Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 49 to 656 ft. Size: 2.25 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Filamentous blue-green bacteria and filamentous green algae, detritus
Natural History: The Flameback Angelfish is found on reef slopes around staghorn corals. It is most often observed at depths less than 100 feet. Food habit data for this species is unreported but believed to be similar to other Centropyge angelfish.
Husbandry: The Flameback Angelfish is hardy and has a tendency toward aggression. It is reported to sometimes nip at large-polyped stony corals, zoanthids, and some soft corals. It will usually not bother small polyped stony corals. It is generally considered not suitable for a reef aquarium. It thrives best in a tank with filamentous algae.
Reproduction: This species has been found to hybridize with the Cherub Angelfish.
AKA: Brazilian Flameback Angelfish, Caribbean Flameback Angelfish
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