Royal Blue Pigmy Angel

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  1. Alfie

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    I got one of these angels today. They feed on algae and.......detritus.
     
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    Never seen one of these?
     
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    Apparently they are rare in the trade.
     
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    Can you post a picture Alfie?
     
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    Just got him tonight. Lights are off now and he is under the rocks. Basically he is navy blue with a white tail. Not very pretty but very practical eating habits.
     
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    So if he eats poop what does he poop? hehe
     
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    Suppose he ends up eating his own poop:lol:
     
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    hahaha, rad fish..

    I used to have a dog that did the same.
     
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    Yip. stuff the algae eat the poop.
     
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    Woah so you had a dog that could pick up its own poo, Cool!
     
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    This is description of it in saltcorner


    Common Name: White-tail Angelfish
    Species Name: Centropyge flavicauda Fraser- Brunner, 1933
    Range: Mid to Western Pacific

    Size: up to 2 inches (5 cm)

    Natural Environment: Inhabit areas over bottom rubble on outer reef slopes and in channels leading to lagoon areas and found at a wide range of depths, 30 to 200 feet (10 - 65 m)

    General Husbandry: Can easily be confused with a damselfish, as its dark blue coloration and body shape is identical to that of some damselfish. Prefer a temperature of 77 - 82°F and natural diet consists mainly of algae. Possibly, a bare bottom tank containing much coral rubble and rocks forming caves and crevices might be the best environment for this fish. Reason being they also feed on detritus, and bare bottom tanks make it easier for them to access areas containing this medium. It's also quite easy to occasionally clean areas under loosely stacked rock and rubble in bare bottom tanks with the flow from a powerhead. Rarely seen in the trade.
     
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    Haha, something like that, but it preferred "cleaning" the cats...
     
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    Alfie: interesting. Was there a pic?
     
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    Here is a pic that was on the sight. Not very good but a general idea.

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    Cool fish.. although I dont know how much credit Bob Fenner can take for the blur of a photo :lol:
     
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    looks cool. Thats a fishie pooper scooper! Tell us how you get on and show us some pics when you're done.
     
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    Good looking fish considering his interests. how many have you got? How largse should your tank be to keep one of these?
     
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