Herald's Angelfish

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COMMON NAME: Heralds Angelfish

OTHERS: False Lemonpeel Angelfish

SCIENTIFIC: Centropyge heraldi (Woods & Schultz, 1953)

MAXIMUM LENGTH:3.9 in (10cm)

NATURAL LOCATION: Western and South Pacific

MINIMUM AQUARIUM SIZE: 30 gal. (114L).

SOCIAL: Shy, can be aggressive to other Centropyge Angels

DISTICTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Looks much like a Lemonpeel angel without the blue markings on the face or fins.

DIET: Varied diet, containing Spirulina and marine algae, as well as mysid shrimp and other high-quality meat fare. Feed 2-3 times daily and, ideally, provide live rock for constant grazing.

REEF COMPATIBILITY: May nip at large-polyped stony corals, zoanthids, and tridacnid calm mantles. May also eat soft coral polyps.

CAPTIVE CARE: Like C. flavissima, this species can be difficult to feed and will slowly waste away in aquariums that fail to provide ample opportunities for constant picking and grazing. It will do best if housed in a tank with live rock and/or profuse microalgae growth. Usually not toward fish tankmates, with the exception of other dwarf angelfish species. A male-female can be housed together in a medium sized aquarium.

PERSONAL NOTES: This fish really likes to be cleaned by a neon goby. Once this fish finds the goby you will see them together for long time. Plus you will have one very happy Angel.
 

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