Flame Angelfish

Flame Angelfish

The most sought after dwarf angelfish, the Flame Angelfish is a solid red colour with vertical black lines highlighting the body and horizontal black lines across the caudal segments of the blue edged anal and dorsal fins.

The Flame Angelfish requires at least a 300 litre aquarium with lots of hiding spots and live rock for grazing upon. This fish is not a common reef inhabitant, as the Flame Angelfish is usually found to nip at clam mantles and stony and soft corals. Additionally, it should also be noted that the Flame Angel is especially susceptible to those higher levels of copper, and as a rule of thumb should never be housed in a tank with copper levels above 0.15 ppm.

The Flame Angelfish has been said to usually adapt extremley well to a tank enviroment, however should be housed in only those established system and kept with dissimilar tank mates. Additionally, the Flame Angelfish is hermaphroditic, and therefore is  extremely difficult to breed in the home aquarium, additionally differentiating males from females is a challenge as there are no distinctive attributes to separate them

The Emperor Angelfish should be fed a diet of mysis or frozen shrimp, marine algae, spirulina, and other meaty items.

Minimum Tank Size300 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Colour Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacanthidae
Origin: Cebu, Christmas Island, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I have had a flame angel for a year now, its my favourite fish of the tank. It can be aggressive towards other angels or even tangs sometimes, but smaller fish it does not have any issues with. It eats everything and is always active around the tank and helps make the tank even more interesting.

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