Cherub pygmy angelfish

When kept in an aquarium, cherubfish are distributed throughout the tank.

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Original source: originally posted to Flickr as Cherub fish Centropy
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The Cherub pygmy angelfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 5 - 80 m , usually 5 - 30 m environment.

The cherub pygmy angelfish is everything other marine angelfish in a really small package. This is a dwarf among dwarf angels. They are sold in sizes ranging from an inch to 3 inches. More

Cherub Pygmy angelfish is a purplish blue with a splash of orange around its face. They reach a max size of 2-3 inches. Cherub Pygmy angelfish may be shy any first, but don't let their small size full you. More

Common names

Angel ungu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Angelote pigmeo in Spanish (español)
Cachamita azul in Spanish (español)
Cherub pygmy angelfish in English
cherubfish in English
Cherubinek zlotoglowy in Polish (polski)
Gulhovedet Dværgkejser in Danish (dansk)
Gulhovedet dværgkejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Pygmy angelfish in English
阿氏刺尻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
阿氏刺尻魚 in Unknown
阿氏刺尻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
阿氏刺尻鱼 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Centropyge
Species : Centropyge argi
Authority : Woods and Kanazawa, 1951