Top Care Facts For The Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Diet: Omnivore
- Origin: Indo-Pacific
- Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
- Reef Safe: With caution
- Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
The Bicolor Angelfish is a beautiful Dwarf Angel that is colored in contrasts of bright yellow and deep blue. The forebody is yellow with a blue saddle across its nape, and the rear body is blue with a bright yellow tailfin. This angelfish will grow to about 6 inches in length. These fish are collected at shallow, coral-rich reefs. They do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Bicolor Angelfish should be kept in a saltwater aquarium of 75 gallons or larger, so it’ll have ample room to roam. They will spend most of their day grazing algae that grow on live rock. Bicolor Angelfish should not be kept with other Dwarf Angels, only one should be kept per tank.
Common names include:
- Oriole Dwarf Angelfish
- Pacific Rock Beauty Angelfish
- Blue and Gold Angelfish
- Two-Colored Angelfish
The Angelfish family is a group of colorful and elegant fish that are adored by both the serious and casual observer. These fish are mainly available to the hobbyist under the Genus Pomacanthus and Centropyge. Pomacanthus Angels are the larger more robust angelfish species. The Centropyge Genus are made up of smaller fish that feed primarily on algae from the reef surface. The adult Pomacanthus Angels usually have long dorsal and anal fins and a rounded face. The Pomacanthus Angels will change color quite dramatically from their juvenile stage to the adult stage. The Centropyge Angels do not change color dramatically from their juvenile stage to the adult stage. These smaller Angels are often seen milling around reefs which they use for both shelters and as a food source. Angelfish are differentiated from Butterflyfish by the small spine that extends from the bottom of their rear gill cover. This angel will grow to about 6 inches in length.