Coral Sea, New Caledonia, Fiji
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The Bicolor Angelfish is a marine species of fish, easily recognizable by its yellow tail, yellow front half of their body, and blue rear with a blue saddle pattern above and around the eye. It is one of the easiest recognized and one of the most striking of the dwarf angelfish. A number of descriptive common names are used for this dwarf angel, including Two-colored Angelfish, Black and Gold or Blue and Gold Angelfish, Pacific Rock Beauty Angelfish, and the Oriole Angelfish.
A decent sized tank, at least 75 gallon, with algae growing on live rock is recommended. Not the best angelfish for a reef aquarium. If you want to try, getting a juvenile is your best move, as they are easy eaters and can be more easily trained to aquarium food. Larger specimens will not eat aquarium food well, only feeding on some algae, Bicolor Angelfish prefer to nibble on LPS corals, tunicates, feather dusters and of course sponges since sponge is part of their needed everyday diet. Like all dwarf angelfish, Starfish, and other appendaged creatures may be looked at as food for a hungry dwarf angel. Oh and watch out for any clams because they try to nip at their mantles. Snails, crabs and large shrimp are usually okay but are best added before the Bicolor Angelfish. Yet this angel makes up for its love for tasting certain coral and some invert's with its brilliant coloration and personality. What we highly recommend the Bicolor Angel for is a "Fowler" (stands for fish only with live rock) aquarium.
Food and Diet:
Dwarf Angelfish are Omnivores. Which means they need a balanced diet of both proteins, algaes, and sponge. Feed frozen foods from a wide range of food groups that have both meat and algae (Formula One, Formula Two, Ocean Nutrition Pygmy Angel Formula are all good examples), algae (nori sheets), and a good pellet food.
Level of Care:
Recomended amount of drip acclimation time:
Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4-1/2"
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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, color and sizes may vary.