Half Black Angel

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Half Black Angel

This marine aquarium fish is known as Half Black Angel and the correct latin name is Centropyge vrolikii. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Angelfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Semi-aggressive species.

Half Black Angel 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. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Half Black Angel fish. (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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

You should keep this fish in a tank with live rocks and you even may have corals, because Half Black Angel will not eat them. It is a peaceful fish, there are problems only with fish of the same colour.

Half Black Angel is an omnivore. It should eat shell meat, worms, shrimps and also green food like algae. They also may eat some aquarium fish food.

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