The Bicolor Angelfish Dietary Requirments

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    Centropyge Bicolor is a commonly kept Dwarf angelfish it is the largest of the centropyge genus.The maximum size of this species has been recorded to 15cm.Many aquarium keepers struggle to keep these angelfish!The reason being for this is most commonly the diet of this species!Centropyge bicolor does occansionally eat detritus eater.An autopsy has lead to the discovery of sand and detritus found in the stomach of the Bicolor angelfish!After observing our Centropyge Bicolor we found that it wouldn't eat any of the following Nori,frozen mysis,flakes and clams!After much observation we have come across our angelfish cleans every single rock including the sandbed of detritus!If there is insufficient detritus it will eat the algae growth!After the the algae has been deplenished it will then aim for corals that have the symbiotic algae found in the polyps of the corals reason for being there picking!So basically remember to spare some detritus for your angel!The way I have kept mine is from having a small cuc this helps in sustaining your angel!You find your angel will have brighter colour compared to the ones deprived of there natural diet!Hope this article explains some things that leads this angel to being commonly misunderstood!This does not mean you can leave the angel to survive just on detritus and algae!There diet should be supplemented with marine worms and frozen foods.It also been documented that there main carnivore diet is marine worms!Hope this article has helped!
     
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    thanks for that as the saying go you learn new things every day
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    did you perform the autopsy yourself.. im asking because in all the links you provided i couldn't find anything relating to dissecting a fish :thumbup:

    also wanted to find out if the detritus eating habits is something you observed in your tank or read about it am asking this because ... same as above

    thanks for sharing... if in fact if your research is correct the bicolor angel might just turn to be a very useful sump fish :p
     
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    Part 2Centropyge bicolor Diet:(Main)Algea,(Secondary)inverterbrates,(additional)detritus Tank size:Atleast 90L!Nothing smaller.
    care level:moderate-difficult​
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    Parameters:1.023-1.025/Temp24-26 •C/​
     
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    The dissection wasn't done by me!It was a specimen from malaysia.The link containing the dissection was terminated!Will have to go into our archrives!It has been observed both in the wild and in my tank!They found the internal organs to have sand and decomposed matter in it!Don't think it will be good sump fish!There main and staple diet is marine worms and algae not detritus!
     
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    lol i was just joking.. i wouldn't put a fish in a sump, not my style
     
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