Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)

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Bicolor Angelfish

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Bicolor Angelfish

Centropyge bicolor

208 Litres (55 US G.)

13-15 cm (5.1-5.9")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-13 years



Additional names

Bicolor Angelfish, Bicolor Angel, Oriole Angel

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon bicolor

Origin[edit | edit source]

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Samoan and Phoenix Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to visually sex these Angelfish. As they mature they become female, if there are no males present, some will turn into males. It is very difficult, if impossible, to breed these Angelfish in captivity as fry are planktonic.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

These Angels will be territorial towards others of their own kind as well as other species of Angelfish. They are reef safe with caution as they can nip at soft corals and clams.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish is primarily omnivorous, in the wild they will eat algae, crustaceans, corals and clams. Feed them plenty of high quality meaty foods such as mysid shrimp as well as spirulina and marine algaes.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed them once or twice a day. An underfed Angel may turn on corals and clams.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs an SG of 1.020 - 1.025. Requires plenty of tank space with places to hide and swim. Live rock is essential for this fish to graze on.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

May act semi-aggressively toward other fish, especially other Angels, as well as some coral.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical angular Angelfish shape, yellow caudal with the majority of the mid-section to the caudal fin a vivid bright blue, the front section and head is also yellow with a blue band running from the top of the head to the eye.

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