Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellowfin Angelfish, Centropyge flavipectoralis
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Yellowfin Angelfish
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Yellowfin Angelfish (Centropyge flavipectoralis)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Color Form Black, Blue, Brown, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
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Origin Maldives
Family Pomacanthidae
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Overview

The Yellowfin Angelfish is also known by the descriptive common name, Moonbeam Angelfish. The Yellowfin Angelfish sports showy yellow pectoral fins that contrast dramatically against a dark brown body coloration with metallic navy-blue vertical bars. As its common name suggest, the yellow pectoral fins appear like moonbeams peering through a dark midnight sky. The effect of this striking coloration is accentuated as the Yellowfin Angelfish swims.

A minimum of a 70-gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing will provide a good environment. The Yellowfin Angelfish should not be housed with other dwarf Angelfish or similar looking fish. Caution is advised if introducing the Yellowfin Angelfish to a reef aquarium since it is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates). The Yellowfin Angelfish is hermaphroditic, very difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishable differences in color between male to female.

The diet of the Yellowfin Angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty fare.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"

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