Species group: Marine Angelfish
Other common names: Flame Angel
Scientific name: Centropyge loricula
The Flame Angelfish is a brightly colored marine Angelfish which inhabits coral reefs and feeds on algae and crustaceans.
The Flame Angelfish has a bright body with black bands running vertically across. The fish has a fan-shaped, rounded caudal fin. The dorsal fin runs continuously along the length of the body. The coloring of this fish can vary depending upon its location. The species found in Tahiti has a yellow coloration on the body with slight purplish blue tinges on the edges of the dorsal and anal fins.
Flame Angelfishes make a striking addition to a marine tank, but are aggressive with other Angelfish, and are not reef-compatible due to their tendency to nip at sessile invertebrates. They should not be kept with other Angelfish in the tank and, ideally, are the last addition to the tank.
A 30-gallon tank equipped with rockwork is adequate for the Flame Angelfish. Live rocks provide grazing ground. These fish require a well-designed aquarium with archways so that they can swim under overhangs and caves.
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