FOTM Dec. 2010 -Brazilian Fireball Angel

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Fish Name:Brazilian Fireball Pygmy Angel

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    Please excuse my photography skills! ;)



    Scientific Name:
    Centropyge aurantonotus

    Familly:
    Pomancanthidae

    Common Names: Braziian Flameback, Fireball Angelfish

    Reef Safe: With Caution

    Maximum Fish Size: 3 inches

    Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons

    Attitude: Semi-aggressive

    Diet: Omnivore

    Origin: Brazil

    Care: Moderate

    Compatibility: Compatible with most fish, though not with other pygmy angels unless the tank is very large. Also, caution is advised with coral, clams and other inverts.

    Personal Observations: I absolutely love this fish! His color is striking and he is the fish everyone comments on first. He is extremely active and fun to watch. He eats very well - nori, flakes, pellets, mysis and brine, and seems very healthy and hardy. I feed him at least twice a day. Although some people say these angels can be quite aggressive, he is a wonderful tank mate. He doesn't pick on any other fish and just minds his own business. He was an early addition to my tank and has never bothered a new tank mate either. Also, He has not nipped any of my coral or clams.

    Although the minimum tank size for this fish is usually listed as 30 gallons, from owning this fish, I feel that is too small. This fish needs a lot of rock for grazing and is very, very active. I have mine in my 90 gallon and feel it is perfect for him.

    The African Flameback Angel is often mistaken for this fish. They are very similar, the only main physical difference between the two is that the African has a yellow tail, and the Brazilian has a blue tail.


    Edit: Also, I want to add that this fish is quite rare. So if you want one and you see it - buy! :)
     

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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well done Kacy, thanks for the write up.
     
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  4. yamaharider73

    yamaharider73 Kole Tang

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    Very nice write up KC. That is a beautiful fish.
     
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  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice write up Kc

    it certainly is a fine looking fish

    Steve
     
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  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Very cool.8)
     
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  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    I like this fish a lot.

    Excellent write-up Kacy!!!
     
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  9. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Great Job Kacy!
     
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  10. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks guys!! :) I love this fish too - that's why I wanted to share!
     
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  11. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    very nice Kacy! I cant believe I missed this! great write up ;)
     
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