Yellowfin Pygmy Angel
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Blue, White
The Yellowfin Pygmy Angelfish is often mistaken for a dark variation of a Coral Beauty Angelfish. It has bright yellow fins that stand out against its dark body. It is a fairly hardy fish that will do best in aquariums utilizing live rock for filtration or decoration. It is an aggressive species that should not be housed with other dwarf Angelfish or passive community fish. It is one of the few dwarf Angelfish which can hold its own in a more aggressive tank housing fish like Triggerfish or larger Wrasses. It may pick at stony and soft corals so caution is advised when adding this fish to a reef tank. It will completely ignore non-sessile invertebrates such as shrimp and crabs.
One male and several females can be kept together. The Pygmy Yellowtail Angelfish can be bred in an aquarium, but has no distinguishing characteristics that differentiate males from females.
The diet should consist of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis shrimp, and other meaty items.