(Randall & Wass 1974)
Golden angelfish (Centropyge aurantia), also known as aurinatus angelfish or velvet dwarf angel, is a small angelfish inhabiting shallow reefs of the western Pacific Ocean.
Living at depths of 3–60 metres (10–197 ft) on shallow reefs, C. aurantia is found in the western Pacific including Indonesia and the Great Barrier Reef. It is rarely found in Australian waters.
The golden angelfish grows to around 10 centimetres (4 in). Its main body colour is a reddish-orange or brown with thin orange stripes. All fins and the lips of this fish are lined with orange; the eye is also orange. It also may have a burnt orange-red color with yellow lines running vertically along its body.
The species is rarely taken as an aquarium fish.
This fish also may be owned in a 55-gallon tank surrounded by many hiding places and a live rock. It is also best to introduce this fish to the tank with no other fish inside first to get used to its surroundings. It is best to then introduce them to calm fish and not another dwarf angel fish.
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