Bicolor angelfish

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Bicolor angelfish
1 centropyge bicolor Bicolor angelfish.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: C. bicolor
Binomial name
Centropyge bicolor
(Bloch, 1787)

Chaetodon bicolor

The bicolor angelfish (Centropyge bicolor, also known as oriole angelfish) is a marine angelfish, with an easily recognisable yellow front and a dark blue rear completed with a yellow tail. This species is widely distributed in the South Pacific. The adult bicolor angelfish has a maximum size at just under 15 cm (6 inches) making it a relatively large member of the Centropyge (dwarf angelfish) genus.

Despite being favored by many aquarists, the bicolor angelfish can be very difficult to keep; experts often find it difficult to keep them beyond an initial acclimatisation period.

  • Distribution: Indo-Pacific
  • Minimum tank size: 55 gallons
  • Temperament: Timid and skittish


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