Centropyge nox, Midnight angel, dwarf angelfish, pygmy angels

Centropyge nox, Midnight or Black Pygmy Angelfish

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Centropyge nox, Midnight angel, dwarf angelfish, pygmy angels
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Common Name  -   Midnight or Black Pygmy Angelfish

Scientific name  -  Centropyge nox

Appearance  -  Deep velvet black. Very attractive... but just black.

Location  -  Widely distributed throughout the south Pacific and Great Barrier Reef.

Comments  -  I have never kept one but having seen many of them and I believe they are shy, similar to the Golden Angel, and could be aggressive towards newly added tank mates. Best to add this as one of the final fish going into the tank. 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. Tanks with lots of live or decorative corals and rock are great. Position the rock openly so as to create many passages.




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