Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Bicolor Angelfish Dwarf Angel
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Bicolor Angelfish
(Centropyge bicolor)
Bicolor Angelfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, 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 6"
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

Thought by many to be the most striking of the Centropyge group of dwarf or pygmy angelfish, the Bicolor Angelfish, also known as the Two-colored Angelfish or Oriole Angelfish, is a vibrant yellow on the anterior half of its body and a deep blue on the posterior half. A splash of deep blue extends upward vertically from the eye to the top of the head and the tail is yellow.

A minimum of a 70 gallon tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing will offer an environment in which to thrive. Not a good reef dweller, the Bicolor Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles.

It is hermaphroditic, very difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishable differences in color between male to female. The Bicolor Angelfish requires a diet of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, and mysis or frozen shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-3/4"; Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Tracy L Charlotte , NC
My Bicolor Angel is absolutely beautiful. For me, he epitomizes the saltwater aquarium.
Richard F Lincoln , NE
As a saltwater fish hobbyist I am fairly new. I have done freshwater for over thirty years. I just purchased a Bicolor Angelfish and he is beautiful! He's been in the tank for a week now and has remained concealed in a cave. I hope he gets over his shyness.
John R Santa Ana , CA
i have just got mine for a week and it is a beautiful fish, this fish makes my tank have more color put into it.
Marvin J Garden City , MI
My bi color angel is very peacefull stays active all day keeping others moving also no problem with my corals i keep him well feed
Dave Schwartz Cape Coral , FL
I purchased one of these and it is doing great. Very docile fish, love to swim around and look for food. It is easy t take careof, but mnake sure it get's some algae sticks or wafers or sheets every so often. Good fish for the reef. It does not bother my corals at all! Great fish!
Michael DeMarco Freehold , NJ
I have this Bicolor angel for 1 year now in a reef tank if i tell you he grew at least 4" in a year they love marine flake food and frozen brine shrimp and now stating to eat frozen krill they are very territorial so make sure you have plenty of rock work and hiding spots so other fish can hide they are very pretty fish.
Edward A Dubai , AE
Holds colors more than most and is stunning but really quite aggressive. Diamond back goby didn't have a chance lots of biting and royal dottyback was not allowed out, this was over maybe 6 months. If I approach the tank it even threatens me shaking its head angrily!
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