Midnight Angelfish (Centropyge nox)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 33 to 230 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Microalgae and detritus
Natural History: The Midnight Angelfish is found on reef faces and slopes as well as lagoons, hiding among rubble and coral. This angelfish species is secretive. It may be mimicked by the Midnight Dottyback and the Redmouth Grouper (juvenile) in a form of aggressive mimicry.
Husbandry: The Midnight Angelfish is considered a hardy aquarium species. It should be housed in a tank with live rock to provide plenty of hiding places. It will nip at large- and small-polyped stony corals. It thrives best in a tank with some filamentous algae, one of its preferred foods. Its diet should be supplemented with dried seaweeds.
AKA: Black Angelfish, Black Nox Angelfish
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