Pastel Pygmy Angelfish
Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish it is a sea angelfish that belongs to the genus Centropyge from the family Pomacanthidae. The binomial name of the fish is Centropyge multicolor and it hails from the Pacific Ocean and sometimes the fish makes its way into the aquarium business. This is a more lately revealed Dwarf Angelfish and it went unknown for several years, to then be exposed by three dissimilar people all within some months of each other. The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish was first caught in Tahiti by Clemens Classen, an aquarium fish collector.
The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is an extremely beautiful small angel fish that can have a maximum body length of 3.5 inches (9 cm). Even though the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish variety is not as flashy as some of the other dwarf angel fish varieties, it appears something similar to a modern painting. Splashed with a huge number of colors, this is a robust, good natured dwarf angelfish. With the wealthy color accents, the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish variety makes a striking aquarium sample for both novices and professional aquarists alike.
The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is a little fish that has a creamy top and yellow color belly, but it has a white color back, with a signature marking. The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is most similar in look to the Nahacky’s Angelfish Centropyge nahackyi, such that both fish varieties have the black and purple striped region on top of their eyes and on some of their fins. However, the Nahacky fish differs in being dark on its upper part of the body devoid of any of the white color.
The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish varieties have been found to have diverse social structures that happen at each of the diverse habitats in which they survive. In some regions the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish live individually, whereas in other areas they live in petite harems of one male fish with just some female ones. However, there are other regions where the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish exist in small groups, having one male fish with many female ones and quite a lot of juveniles, too.
The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is an extremely active swimmer and it needs a tank with a minimum capacity of 208 liters (55 gallons). Usually, the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish variety likes to dart into a variety of hiding places when it is threatened. Being a deeper water inhabitant, the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish varieties need only lower lighting, though overhangs and a plethora of protected rock apertures can work equally well. This deep water fish also needs the pH level of water maintained consistent between 8.1 and 8.4. If not maintained in a reef arrangement, sufficient lighting is required to promote the growth of algae for them to eat.
A reef setting is, in fact, an ideal home for the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish. However, similar to the majority of the Pygmy Angelfish, this fish variety may damage some of the rocky and supple coral species in a reef, which is an individual behavior with every fish having its own inclinations.
The Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is an omnivorous fish and it the aquarium it is nourished with Spirulina, high-class angelfish preparations, frozen shrimp or mysis, and other premium meaty items.
The maximum lifespan of the Pastel Pygmy Angelfish is 5 years, but it can live longer if it is appropriately maintained in the aquarium.