Bicolor Angelfish

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Bicolor Angelfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bicolor Angelfish and the correct latin name is Centropyge bicolor. It belongs to the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Fiji. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Can be aggressive towards other fish in the aquarium.

Bicolor Angelfish can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Bicolor Angelfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

The Bicolor Angelfish in a territorial fish and it should have hiding places, especially if you have more fish in the tank. You should not keep this angel with other same sized, or bigger angels, or with fish it can treat as rival.

It feeds on algae, some large and small polyp stony corals small crustaceans and worms close to the bottom.

Bicolor Angelfish, picture no. 1

Bicolor Angelfish, picture no. 2

Bicolor Angelfish, picture no. 3

Bicolor Angelfish, picture no. 4



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