Max Size: 5"
Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gal
Care Level: Beginner
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Salinity: 1.020 to 1.025
Water Temperature: 72º to 78º F
Alkalinity: 8 to 12 dKh
The Bicolor Angel a.k.a Oriole Angel is a beautiful dwarf angel that is colored in contrast to bright yellow and deep blue. The forebody is yellow with a blue saddle across its nape and the rear body is blue with a bright yellow tailfin.
Bicolor fish are collected at shallow, coral-rich reefs. They do very well in aquariums and prefer lots of rockwork to feel comfortable. The Bicolor Angelfish has no distinguishable differences in color between males to females. The Bicolor Angelfish should be kept in a tank of 50 gallons or larger with plenty of places to hide and swim, so it'll have ample room to roam.
Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F). They will spend most of their day grazing algae that grow on live rock. The Bicolor Angelfish grows up to 5 inches in size. The Dwarf Bicolor Angelfish may come in 2-3 inches in size generally.
Specific Care Information:
Dwarf Angelfish are generally peaceful fish but will often quarrel with members of their own species and even genus if they look similar enough. Though there are reports generalizing this species are 'reef safe', we strongly advise adding them to a reef with caution.
It is important to provide Dwarf Angelfish with plenty of good quality live rock and a well-aquascaped aquarium with caves, archways, and overhangs to swim through or hide in. Especially if there will be more than one Dwarf Angelfish in the same aquarium.
In the wild, the Bicolor angelfish has a varied diet consisting of algae and crustaceans. Be sure to add this specimen to a well-established tank and feed frozen Mysis shrimp, meaty crustaceans such as shrimp, and clam. Be sure to include algae such as spirulina.
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