Flame Angel Medium
The Flame Angelfish, a favorite among aquarists, adds a vibrant pop of color to any tank. With its bold red/orange body and striking black stripes that run vertically down its body and horizontally along the caudal portions of the blue-tipped dorsal and anal fins, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular dwarf angelfish. To keep a Flame Angelfish healthy and happy, a minimum of a 70-gallon aquarium with ample hiding places and live rock for grazing is required. However, it’s important to note that the Flame Angelfish may nip at stony and soft corals, sessile invertebrates, and clam mantles, so it may not be suitable for a reef aquarium. If adding a Flame Angelfish to a peaceful community, it should be the last fish introduced. It’s also crucial to keep the copper levels in the tank below 0.15 ppm, as the Flame Angelfish is very sensitive to elevated levels of copper. The Flame Angelfish is hermaphroditic and difficult to breed in an aquarium, with no distinguishable differences in color between male and female. A varied diet is essential to their health, consisting of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other high-quality meaty items. While slight variations in coloration and markings can be found based on the location of collection, such as Marshall Islands, Christmas Island, Cebu, and Tahiti, it’s important to remember that these descriptions are only a general guideline and there may be variations among individual fish. Price differences reflect the differences in collection, transportation, and importation expenses.