Bicolor Angelfish

Other Bicolor Angelfish Names: Bi-Color Angelfish, Oriole Angelfish

Bicolor Angelfish Scientific Name: Centropyge bicolor

Alternate Scientific Name: Chaetodon bicolor

Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)
Bicolor Angelfish Ease of Care: 6/10
Bicolor Angelfish Reef Safety: Low Risk
Low Risk
Temperature Range: 75°F-82°F
pH Range: 8-8.4
Salinity Range: 1.022-1.027
Group: Angel Fish (Angel Fishes)

Family: Pomacanthidae

Distribution: Indo-Pacific

Bicolor Angelfish Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)

Bicolor Angelfish Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Bicolor Angelfish Temperament: Timid and skittish.

Bicolor Angelfish Diet & Nutrition: All Centropyge consume a considerable amount of microalgae and detritus, therefore it pays to not be too meticulous in keeping their system sterile. Allow algae to grow on the surface of all non-viewing panels of the system and decor. However dried flakes, frozen fares and fresh greens will be readily accepted. A varied diet will ensure healthy colouration and metabolic developement. Reef Compatibility: Bicolour angels much like all angelfish, are constant and voracious feeders.

Bicolor Angelfish Description: Thought by many to be the most striking of the Centropyge group of dwarf or pygmy angelfish, the Bicolor Angelfish, also known as the Two-colored Angelfish or Oriole Angelfish, is a vibrant yellow on the anterior half of its body and a deep blue on the posterior half. A splash of deep blue extends upward vertically from the eye to the top of the head, and the tail is yellow.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Dwarf angels are known prey items for many larger reef fishes. Which explains their inquisitive and alert behaviour. Placing these fish with larger predatory species should be avoided (ie: Groupers/Bass, Lionfish, Triggers). Correspondingly, smaller docile tankmates should be avoided. As they will tend to get chased around the tank regularly. Although many keepers have successfully housed Bicolour angels with smaller species, caution should still be considered. Dwarf angels are best introduced into communities last or close to it.

Bicolor Angelfish Breeding & Spawning: The species has been bred in captivity with some young being raised to small size.

Determining Bicolor Angelfish Sex: As with other dwarf angels they are synchronous protogynic hermaphrodites. They start out sexually undifferentiated, develop into females, and with environmental influences will develop into males. Males are typically larger.

Aquarium Region: All over.

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