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Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge argi)
Size is 1” to 1½”
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Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge argi) Care
The Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish, Centropyge argi, is also known as the Cherubfish, Cherub Angelfish, and Pygmy Angelfish. They are a beautiful type of angelfish found in the Western Atlantic, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The Cherubfish has a deep blue body with a yellow-orange head and chest. It has a blue ring around the eyes and its fins are lined with a pale blue, with the exception of its pectoral fins, which are yellow. It grows to a maximum size of 3”, and has spines on its gill covers, so be careful not to use nets when handling the angelfish. Due to their stunning looks, these fish will make a fine addition to your aquarium!
Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish do best in tanks that are at least 55 gallons or more and have plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish can be quite aggressive and will fight another male of its species to the death. They will also torment smaller, more timid fish if they reside in a smaller tank with the angelfish, seeing as the angel is very protective of its territory. They are considered reef safe with caution for they have been known to nip at clam mantles and LPS corals. Some great tank-mates for the Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish are the Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas), the Girdled Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus balteatus),and the Stocky Anthias (Pseudanthias hypselosoma). Dwarf Angels are compatible with most types of fish with a few exceptions. Check out the compatibility chart to see what other tank-mates you can add to your aquarium. When paired with compatible fish, not only will your Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish live happily and stress-free, your aquarium will look absolutely stunning.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet of marine algae, angelfish food, and other meaty foods. They should be fed three times a day, and only less if fed natural food in the aquarium it resides in.
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