Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
General Description: The Bicolor Angel is a favorite of many marine aquarists with its distinct yellow and royal blue coloration. Widely distributed around islands in the Indo-Pacific, prices of Bicolor Angels are variable due to different importation, transportation, and diver’s fees from these regions in which they are collected. The adult Bicolor Angel will reach a maximum size of approximately 6 inches in the home aquarium, making it one of the larger members of the Centropyge genus.
Diet Requirements: Offer a diet of frozen shrimps, angel specific frozen foods, herbivorous foods such as Spirulina, Chlorella, sheet algae, a high quality marine flake, and other frozen options for variety and optimal health, color, and longevity.
Care Requirements: A minimum tank size of 75 gallons with an abundance of live rock to graze on and to hide within is important for the Bicolor Angel to thrive. One of the least aggressive in the genus, the Bicolor Angel is compatible with a variety of passive to semi-aggressive fish, including other Centropyge species. However, due to its timid personality upon introduction, it is suggested to add the Bicolor Angel before more aggressive tank mates. The Centropyge genus includes some of the most compatible angelfish for a reef system. Take caution however, an especially underfed, under nourished, or crammed individual may nip at coral polyps. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4-1/2″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size approximate.