Cherub Angel

Species information for the Cherub Angel, in the Angels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacanthidea

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Centropyge argi

    COMMON NAME - Cherub Angelfish (Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish)

    SIZE - 3.1" (8cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Western Atlantic

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US gal.(114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet. Frozen preparations that contain marine algae, spirulina algae, mysid shrimp finely shaved shrimp. Feed at least 3 times a day if not in an established aquarium with healthy microalgae growth.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Occasionally will nip at large polyped stony corals, some soft corals, and clam mantles.

    CAPTIVE CARE - An interesting pygmy angel fish that will spawn in the home aquarium. Once settled in can become a tyrant to more docile fish and even kill other pygmy angelfishes in smaller tanks. A male and female or two or more females can be kept together in larger tanks (50 gal min. - 189L) if introduced at the same time. Males will sometimes fight to the death. Only one male per tank should be kept.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 21, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 8, 2008