Flameback angelfish

When kept in an aquarium flameback angelfish are distributed throughout the tank.

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reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 12 - 200 m , usually 15 - 25 m environment.

The African Flameback Angelfish, as the name suggests, comes from Africa. Expect this semi-aggressive fish to grow to about three inches in length, making it one of the smallest of the genus. It’s possible to keep this fish in a tank as small as 24 gallons. More

The African Flameback Angelfish, also known as the African Pygmy Angelfish or Orangeback Angelfish, has striking contrasts of blue and orange-yellow colors. More

Flameback Angelfish are not known for picking at clam mantles but, again, caution is advised. They may occasionally chase or defend their territories against intruding non-sessile invertebrates like shrimp or crabs but will typically leave such invertebrates completely alone. More

The African Flameback Angelfish requires a minimum of a 30 gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing. On occasions this fish may nip at SPS and some species of polyp corals in the reef aquarium. More

Although some may say that the Brazilian Flameback Angelfish is disproportionately aggressive for its size, most people quickly fall in love with this very small fish. All of the dwarf-dwarf or pygmy Angelfish in the Centropyge genus are among the hardiest in the entire Angelfish family. More

It is important to provide Dwarf Flameback Angelfish with plenty of good quality cured live rock and a well aquascaped aquarium with caves, archways and overhangs to swim through or hide in. Especially if there will be more than one Dwarf Flameback Angelfish in the same aquarium. More

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The Flameback Angelfish, also known as the Orangeback Angelfish, has striking contrasts of blue and orange-yellow colors. While the body is predominately blue, there is a broad and bright orange to yellow swatch from the head along the back to the tip of the dorsal fin. More

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Identification: The Flameback Angelfish is also known as the Flameback Pygmy Angelfish. The Flameback originates in the waters off South Africa. More

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A brazilian flameback angelfish at the LFS A brazilian flameback angelfish at the LFS Tank Size - Despite the fact that they are a small fish, they should be housed in larger aquariums if possible. More

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Cherubfish and Flameback Angelfish do not eat sponges, but instead compete with damselfish for algae. Angelfish are territorial with regard to mates but not food. Their reproductive behavior may vary with territory and conditions. More

Common names

Flameback angelfish in English
Flameback pygmy angelfish in English
Flammerygget dværgkejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Peixe-anjo in Portuguese (Português)
金背刺尻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
金背刺尻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Centropyge
Species : Centropyge aurantonotus
Authority : Burgess, 1974