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Common Name - Yellow Face Pygmy or Cherub Angel
Scientific name - Centropyge argi
Appearance - Dark metallic blue body with a yellow
face. Size is generally small, ranging between 1 inch and 2 inches.
Location - From Bermuda throughout the
Caribbean down to the east coast of Brazil
Comments - Size can be misleading as this fish
can be aggressive towards its tank mates. Would be a good choice as one of the a
final additions to a tank, but due to its attractive sale price it is most
hobbyists first introduction to dwarf angels.
Once past acclimation this fish is very hardy and eats
well. As with all centropyge it will feed on flake foods but will do much better
on a variety of small bite-size frozen foods, such as mysis shrimp. These fish
enjoy having access to hiding places, such as rocky or rubble bottoms. Tanks with live or decorative rock are
great. Position the rock openly so as to create many passages.
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