Fireball Angelfish (Centropyge aurantonotus)

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Centropyge aurantonotus

Centropyge aurantonotus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-9 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Fireball Angelfish, Brazilian Flameback Angelfish, Flameback Pygmy Angelfish

Additional scientific names

Centropyge aurantanota, Centropyge aurantonota

Origin[edit | edit source]

Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Islands to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Not necessarily reef safe, will nip at stony and soft corals.

Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a mature rocky set up with plenty of hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A semi-aggressive Angelfish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Often confused with the African Flameback Angelfish.

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