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The Bicolor Angelfish, scientifically known as Centropyge bicolor, is a visually stunning and popular choice among marine aquarium enthusiasts. Known for its vibrant colors and graceful appearance, this angelfish species adds a touch of elegance to reef or fish-only marine aquariums.


  • Average Size: 4 inches
  • Max Size: Up to 6 inches
  • Tank Size Required: A minimum tank size of 50 gallons is recommended.


Temperament: Bicolor Angelfish are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially as they mature. It's advisable to introduce them into the aquarium last or rearrange existing structures to reduce territorial disputes.


Unique Traits: Distinguished by its striking bicolor pattern, the Bicolor Angelfish typically has a bright yellow anterior (front) portion and a contrasting deep blue posterior (back) portion. This coloration contributes to its appeal and beauty.


Origin: Native to the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea, the Bicolor Angelfish inhabits coral-rich areas.


Other Names:

  • Centropyge bicolor
  • Oriole Angelfish


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: Bicolor Angelfish are omnivores and require a varied diet. Offer a mix of high-quality marine flakes, pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp or mysis shrimp. Include algae-based foods to meet their nutritional needs.


Characteristics and Looks: The Bicolor Angelfish showcases a vibrant yellow and blue coloration, creating a stunning contrast. It has a round body with a small mouth and a continuous dorsal fin. As juveniles, they may display a more intense blue color, which may fade as they mature.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.020-1.025
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Bicolor Angelfish

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