Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Multicolor Angelfish
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Multicolor Angelfish
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Multicolor Angelfish (Centropyge multicolor)
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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 3½"
Color Form Black, Blue, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Marshall Islands
Family Pomacanthidae
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Overview

The Multicolor Angelfish, also known as the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish or Many-colored Angelfish, is pale peach-orange to yellow. Black speckles on a background of blue highlight an area just behind the eyes. The dorsal and anal fins are blue-black while the caudal fin is yellow. In bright contrast to its other colors, there is a horizontal swatch of silvery-white from mid-body to the caudal fin.

The Multicolor Angelfish needs a minimum of a 70 gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing on microalgae. It does best in subdued lighting, since in the wild, it is a deep-water swimmer. The Multicolor Angelfish may nip at fleshy stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It is sensitive to copper-based medications.

The diet of the Multicolor Angelfish should include Spirulina, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other high-quality meaty items.

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

Customer Testimonials

Cory L Nashville , TN
I got one of these from Divers Den and it's beautiful. This angelfish is very territorial and as soon as it adapted it went to work establishing its dominance. I had to remove a large gold stripe maroon clown and it now keeps a red tailed trigger in check in a 90g. Keep this guy hardy, semi-aggressive to fish. Its a deep water fish that likes the swim in the lower shadows of the tank.
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