Bicolor Angelfish, Centropyge bicolor, Two-colored Angelfish

This angelfish is a long time aquarium favorite, popular with both European and American hobbyists. It is considered one of the hardiest angelfish and well suited for a beginner. But because it can grow up to almost 18" (45 cm) in length, this makes it rather difficult to keep. In nature its diet consists mainly of sponges and the kinds it consumes is huge, with over 40 different types having been found in their stomachs. Good water quality is a must and it needs to be fed a quality food that contains sponge material and algae. Due to its size and specialized needs, this is not a specimen that will be seen in many community aquariums, and also push it more into the intermediate aquarist category. But it is a gorgeous fish for any aquarist able and willing to accommodate it.

Revolutionary Formulation Food Developed Specifically For Saltwater Angelfishes & Their Need For Sponge In Their Diet.

You may also supplement their diet with a very small amount of meaty fare such as brine and mysis shrimps, along with finely chopped marine flesh. Use meaty foods sparingly. If you have carnivorous fish housed with this angelfish, feed the tank with vegetable based foods first to give the angelfish their fill. Then when meaty foods are added the angelfish will be pretty full and will not consume high levels of meaty foods. Offering 2 to 3 feedings a day with only an amount that can be consumed in about 5 minutes.

Angelfish Care - Breeding,Feeding,Diseases Etc..

To entice a Regal Angelfish to eat, use a diet of fresh shrimp and chopped seafood Since they are , the Angelfish will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. They do best on a diet which contains plenty of protein, but variety is important. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food or pellet everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat. You can even feed them lettuce or spinach. Feed mosquito larvae very sparingly as they will tend to over eat it. Overeating can result in a buildup of fats, which results in inactivity and could kill them.

Pygmy Angelfish, Cherubfish, Centropyge argi, Cherub Pygmy Angelfish

The Flame Angel is an omnivore. In the wild it feeds primarily on algae, but it will also ingest tiny animals living in the algae. In captivity they are a grazer and their diet will be mostly algae, but also offer some other proteins. Feeding them a variety of good foods is important. Offer various types of fresh and dried marine algae, spirulina enriched foods, mysis shrimp, shaved shrimp and other high-quality meaty foods, angelfish preparations, and flakes or pellets designed for algae eating fish. There are several good commercial foods available including Formula II and Angel Formula. Feed several times a day even if natural foods are present.

Also supply sponge material and meaty foods to supplement their diet.