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Golden Angelfish
(Centropyge aurantia)
Golden Angelfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons
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Overview

The Golden Angel, also known as the Aurinatus Angelfish or Velvet Dwarf Angel. This hard to find species is cryptic in nature, making them both difficult to acquire and a prized fish in the hobby. This species is identified by its velvet looking burnt orange/red coloration with thin, broken yellow vertical bars running along each side of the body.

The Golden Angel requires a minimum tank size of 55 gallons with plenty of hiding places and live rock for grazing. This angelfish is best kept as the only dwarf angel in a tank. It will adjust rapidly if it is introduced as one of the first fish in a well-established aquarium, or if it is introduced and maintained with very peaceful tankmates. Often maintained by hobbyists in the reef aquarium, caution should be used if there is an abundance of LPS and SPS coral in the tank. This species has been known to nip at these corals as well as Xenia corals. In most cases the fish will not damage these corals, but rather just irritate them.

The Golden Angel, like other dwarf angels, are hermaphroditic, difficult to breed, and indistinguishable in color variations from male to female.

The Golden Angel prefers a variety of small meaty items, angelfish and herbivore preparations, and live sponges.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 2" Medium 2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Candy V Montreal , WI
This is an incredibly beautiful fish. I can think of nothing else with similar coloration. They truly look like a newly minted penny. He was shy at first, but in short time, mine adapted to MH lighting and spends about 1/3 of his time in plain view picking at the live rock for food.
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