Facts about Cherub Angelfish, "Scientific name for Cherub Angelfish is Centropyge argi". Pygmy Angelfish is also known as the Pygmy Angelfish or Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish. Cherub Angelfish is found in the Western Atlantic. Geographically this area is from Bermuda to French Guiana in South America up to Florida in the United States of America, this also includes both the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. The Cherub Angelfish is by far the most popular of the pygmy species. Pygmy Angelfish or Cherub Angelfish is also the smallest and is therefore it is ideal for smaller aquariums.
The color of the Cherub Angelfish is rich and vibrant. It has a deep blue body with a yellow or an orange colored face and blue rings around the eyes which makes it eye-catchy.
The Cherub Angelfish is semi-aggressive in nature and it requires to be kept individually per tank aquarium. However, the fish is not aggressive and can breed successfully if kept both the male and the female juveniles in the same habitat. Both the male and the female Cherub Angelfish have spots of the same color on their entire body parts. The male fish is usually larger than the female. It is important not to breed two male Cherub Angelfish fish in the same aquarium as they will fight over territory.
The Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish is particularly small in size with a fully matured fish can reach lengths of up to 3 inches (7.6 cm). In order to breed the Cherub Angelfish in a tank aquarium, it is necessary to obtain a 25 gallon (95 liters) tank. This will give the Cherub Angelfish plenty of swimming space.
It is important to be cautious about the aquarium reef compatibility. Cherub Angelfish should avoid noxious soft corals and mushrooms. Most of the Cherub Angelfish species usually feeds on mucous found on the corals.
>The fact is that a Cherub Angelfish are omnivorous, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). However, if the fish is not kept in an aquarium which is not well established, it is important that it is fed with frozen spirulina, algae and mysis shrimps. The fact that the Cherub Angelfish readily accepts almost all frozen and prepared foods makes it generally easy to take care of. When you first get your Cherub Angelfish, it may need to be given live foods such as freshly chopped seafoods or brine shrimp or to encourage them to eat.
In the wild Cherub Angelfish like hiding in areas near caves where there is soft and stony corals. That's were the Cherub Angelfish feed on tunicates, sponges benthic algae and weeds.
Ideal water temperature for your Cherub Angelfish is between 72 to 78º F (22 to 25.5º Cel) and pH from 8.1 to 8.4. The specific gravity at 1.020 to 1.025. The range of the Cherub Angelfish depth in the wild is 17 to 260 feet (5.2 to 79.2 meters) and sometimes found in shallow water.
Cherub Angelfish Aquarium care
Test the water when preparing your tank for your Cherub Angelfish: You will need to purchase a liquid tester so that you can test for Nitrates and Ammonia. The strip-style test kits are unreliable and a waste of money. You should use a dechlorinating product to remove the harmful chlorine from the water. Test for nitrite, ammonia, and proper PH. The ammonia should always be 0, the nitrite should be 0, and the nitrate should preferably be below 20 ppm. If it's at or above 40 parts per million (ppm), you have too many fish or are not changing the water often enough. Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
When buying your Cherub Angelfish see which one looks like the healthier fish in the tank. Be wary of tanks with dead fish in them, as this can be a sign of illness or improper care. Clamped fins are a sign of illness. In addition, healthy Cherub Angelfish will have no white spots, make sure they swim with their fins held upright, and have a nice rich color or colors. Make sure they swim all over the tank and look healthy.
When adding the Cherub Angelfish to the aquarium, it is important to introduce the Cherub Angelfish to the tank environment slowly. As soon as you get home, float the entire, closed pet store bag (with the Cherub Angelfish inside!) in the tank on top of the water for about a half hour. This will allow the water in the plastic bag and the Cherub Angelfish to equalize out to the same temperature as in your tank, so your fish does not get shocked by the different temperature. Next, add a small amount of water from your tank to the bag, and wait about 15 minutes. Do this at least one more time. Us a net to catch your Cherub Angelfish and then while the fish is in the net, dispose of all the water down a drain or outside. Then transfer the Cherub Angelfish carefully into the your tank. This process not only reduces stress for you Cherub Angelfish, it also prevents the dirty pet store water from contaminating your tank with disease.
Remove 30% of the water from you Cherub Angelfish tank each month with new water, or a 15% water change every 2 weeks is ideal for keeping nitrates lower. With corals in the Cherub Angelfish tank, then 20% water change every month, or 10% change every 2 weeks.