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Cherub Atlantic Pygmy Angel - Centropyge argi

Angel Fish
The Pygmy Angelfish is a beautiful little fish also named as a Cherubfish, Pygmy Dwarf Angelfish, and Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish.
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Size: 1-2 inches

The Pygmy Angelfish is a beautiful little fish also named as a Cherubfish,  Pygmy Dwarf Angelfish, and Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish.  It exhibits a beautiful blue body with yellow orange face, along with blue rings around its eyes. Due to its small size, the  dwarf angelfish does well in a small aquarium. The  Pygmy Angelfish has the typical shape for dwarf angels, having a small elongated oval shape body, with rounded fins.

The Pygmy  Angelfish is very active in nature, and is a hardy fish. The Pygmy Angelfish grazes the algae growth on live rocks and can be fed  additional foods such as spirulina algae, Mysis shrimp, Brine shrimp, and should be fed 3 times a day, 2 times a day only if natural foods are present in the aquarium. The pygmy angel thrives in a temperature range of 72-72 degrees Fahrenheit and pH 8.1-8.4.

The Pygmy Angelfish should be kept in a tank no smaller than 50 + gallons  if housing 1, and 80 + gallons if housing 2, with plenty of Live Rock and caves.  These dwarf angelfish are paired according to size, not color. All are born female, then the larger fish becomes female. To make a pair is possible by buying a larger Pygmy Angelfish and a smaller Pygmy Angelfish, and within a few months they hopefully will assume their roles as male and female. But because they are on the aggressive side, should not be housed with smaller, peaceful fish, or other Dwarf Angelfish. Therefore, if housing 2 Pygmy Angelfish it is strongly recommended to have 2 different sizes. Being either male and female, or 2 females. They are also known to nip at soft and large polyp stony corals. Though they are safe to house with inverts such as Shrimp, Crabs, Snails, and Starfish. But will pick at Feather Dusters, Bristle Worms, Clams, and Flatworms.


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