Coral Beauty Angelfish
 

The Twospined Angelfish, Dusky Angelfish, or Coral Beauty (Centropyge bispinosa), is a herbivorous marine angelfish.

Some individuals have a dark purplish blue body with yellow to red stripes, and usually an electric blue rim; in others are orange stripes dominate, with the purple distributed in spots. Some bright orange forms are very similar in appearance to the golden angelfish, Centropyge aurantia.

The twospined angelfish is native to the Indo-Pacific where it lives in coral reefs and lagoons. It reaches a maximum length of 3 inches (8 cm). It eats algae.

When kept in an aquarium they are found just over the rocks as their high metabolisms necessitate that they eat lots of algae. They prefer reef tanks over fish only tanks, however they may have a tendency to nip on corals, especially soft corals and clam mantles. This species is NOT suitable for beginners because they are generally very delicate and require constant feedings. Due to their high metabolisms, feeding usually needs to be done at least every other day, which means high waste. A protein skimmer is mandatory with this species or any type of angelfish, dwarf or large. Once established, they are generally a long-lived species. They require at least 40 gallons and 25 pounds of live rock to sustain themselves.

Source: wikipedia

Although Dwarf Angelfish are smaller and generally more manageable than their larger counterparts, they still have some specific care requirements. They are omnivores, but plenty of vegetable matter, preferably in the form of macroalgae, should be provided for their grazing pleasure. Their suitability for reef tanks is hotly debated, so add at your own risk. Specimens that have been successfully maintained in reef aquaria include the Flame and Coral Beauty angels. However, for obvious reasons they should not be put into tanks with expensive decorative macroalgae.

Source: wikipedia

These big beauties are considered to be quite hardy, but because of their size may present a significant challenge to the potential keeper. They need huge aquariums, up to 180 gallons to house one for its entire lifespan. Two angels might be kept in the same aquarium provided it is a large aquarium, they are properly acclimated as juveniles, and they have very different colouring and body shape. However, because all Angelfish have essentially the same diet, mixing them is a feat that should be left to only advanced keepers. None are reef safe, and a potential owner should be aware that they need to have plenty of vegetable matter in their diet. They undergo major changes in colouration while maturing.

Source: wikipedia

Centropyge (common name: dwarf angelfish) is a genus of marine angelfishes. The genus is the largest within the Pomacanthid family, comprising over 30 described species. Species in this group do not exceed 15 cm (approximately six inches) in length and live in haremic structures with one dominant male and multiple females. Although it is hard to identify their gender; females are often shorter and more round finned (which is more obvious when looking at a group of specimens). Like many other reef fish and all marine angelfish, species in this genus are protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that they start their adult lives as females and the dominant individual in a group can change to a male within days. A reversal of this sex change is possible if the social status of the individual changes, it is however a process that requires much more time (weeks to months).

In aquaria

Centropyge prefer matured reef tanks due to the usually high water quality and the often used "live rock". In nature most Centropyge sp. feed on algae, sponges and small benthic invertebrates. Having an abundance of well cured live rock will help to supplement their diet. This is also in the interest of the aquarist, as underfed _ angels may nip at corals and sessile invertebrates. The difficulty of keeping varies from species to species, as does their rarity and correspondingly their price. Centropyge are social species that live in loose groups in the wild. So if multiple Centropyge are kept to a tank, they will establish a pecking order. To reduce the stresses of establishing the dominance in the group it is wise to choose semi-adult specimens or specimens of different size. Aggression levels differ considerably between species, which should be taken into account when trying to house more than one species per tank (adapting the stocking list and order of addition to the tank). Dwarf angels can be quite shy initially, hiding in corals, caves and crevices but become more outgoing when they have established their territory - if they are kept with appropriate tank mates and in appropriately sized tanks.

Source: wikipedia

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bubble updated Coral Beauty Angelfish
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The **Twospined Angelfish**, **Dusky Angelfish**, or **Coral Beauty** (_Centropyge bispinosa_), is a herbivorous marine angelfish. Some individuals have a dark purplish blue body with yellow to red stripes, and usually an electric blue rim; in others are orange stripes dominate, with the purple distributed in spots. Some bright orange forms are very similar in appearance to the golden angelfish, _Centropyge aurantia_. The twospined angelfish is native to the Indo-Pacific where it lives in coral reefs and lagoons. It reaches a maximum length of 3 inches (8 cm). It eats algae. When kept in an aquarium they are found just over the rocks as their high metabolisms necessitate that they eat lots of algae. They prefer reef tanks over fish only tanks, however they may have a tendency to nip on corals, especially soft corals and clam mantles. This species is NOT suitable for beginners because they are generally very delicate and require constant feedings.
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Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Pomacanthidae
Environment
Salt
Min Tank Size
30 gallons
Max Size
4.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Semi-Aggressive
Diet
Omnivore
Difficulty
Easy
Origin
Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Reef Safe
No

Tanks (5)

Bluwtrs Reef - Salt water Aquarium Corner Reef - Salt water Aquarium 120g - Salt water Aquarium Display Tank - Salt water Aquarium Living Room Reef - Salt water Aquarium