Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish
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Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish
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Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish (Centropyge flavicauda)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, White
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons
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Overview

One of the smallest members of the Centropyge genus, the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish rarely grows to over two inches. Also known as the Royal Blue Pygmy Angelfish, Damsel Angelfish, Whitetail Pygmy Angelfish, Pygmy Yellowfin, or Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish, its body and face are primarily blue and the caudal fin is white.

It requires a 55 gallon or larger tank with numerous hiding places and large amounts of live rock for grazing on microalgae. Not a good reef dweller, the Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It can be very territorial and will often kill other Dwarf Angels, and harass any docile fish.

One male and several females can be kept together. The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish can be bred in an aquarium, but has no distinguishing characteristics that differentiate males from females.

The diet should consist of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis shrimp, and other meaty items.

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

Customer Testimonials

Steve Bonaquest Youngstown , OH
Love my pygmy yellowtail angelfish! Absolutely my favorite fish out of my 2 tanks. She can be aggressive with fish that share her colors, so be careful. Other than that, she is a very active, charming, thriving, gorgeous cocoa-brown to dark chocolate brown with electric blue accents. Absolutely stunning!
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