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Flame Angelfish
Flame Angel Flame Angelfish
 
Quick Facts

Family: Pomacanthidae
Range: Western to Central Pacific Ocean
Size: Up to 4 inches
Diet: Omnivore
Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants
Reef Compatible: With caution
Tank Conditions: 72-78ºF; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
Light: High
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Swimming Level: No specific level
Care Level: Moderate
Reproduction: Egg Scatterer

Environment
  Reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 15 - 60 m
Climate / Range

Tropical; 28°N - 25°S
Distribution
  Pacific Ocean: mainly in tropical waters.
Description
 

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18. Bright orange-red with a vertical elongate black blotch and 4 - 5 bars on the sides; posterior part of the dorsal and anal fins with alternating short purple-blue and black bands. Specimens from the Marquesas lack the vertical black bars.

Biology
  Found in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 57 m. Benthopelagic. Secretive and stays near shelter. Has been reared in captivity. Feeds on algae. Forms harems of 3-7 individuals. Frequently exported through the aquarium trade.
 
 
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