Flame Angel (Centropyge loricula)
Scientific Name : Centropyge loricula
Common Names : Dwarf Flame Angelfish, Dwarf Angel, Flame Angel
Care Level : Moderate, acclimate this fish slowly to your tank, NEVER high levels of use copper
Size : Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
Life span : 5 - 7 years or longer
pH : 8.0 - 8.4
Temperature : 25°C - 27°C
Specific Gravity : 1.020 - 1.025
Carbonate Hardness (dKH) : 8 - 12°
Origin / Habitat : South Pacific and Western Pacific, Hawaii, Australia, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Christmas Islands
Temperament / Behavior : May become territorial and aggressive towards other dwarf angelfish and may even bully other, smaller tank mates. You may have better luck introducing them last into the tank.
Aquarium Size : 100 liters minimum
Tank Mates : Avoid keeping them with larger eels, lionfish or any fish large enough to eat them. Keeping them in a reef tank seems to be hit or miss, use caution.
Diet / Foods : Omnivorous, but try to give them a balanced diet of algae and meaty marine foods. They should accept vitamin enriched flake foods, frozen and live foods. Having live rock is a good idea because of the food it can provide in between meals.