Fish Species

Flameback Angel

Flameback Angel - Description

The Flameback Angel is also known as the Flameback pygmy angelfish and is a reef dweller found off the coast of Brazil as well as the southern Caribbean. It is a beautiful addition to any marine aquarium and more than one specimen can be kept providing there is only a single male.

Popular Name: Flameback Angel
Species: Centropyge aurantonotus

Profile of the Flameback Angel

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Flameback Angel species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen and Dried food, particularly frozen Mysis Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful community fish provided there is only one male in the tank.

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers

  • Behaviour: Only a single male should be kept with one or more females to avoid aggression

  • Range: Southern Caribbean and Brazilian Coast

Scientific Classification of the Flameback Angel

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Centropyge aurantonotus

  • Popular Name: Flameback Angel - Flameback pygmy angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Angel Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Flameback Angel

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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