Fish Species

Flame Angelfish

Flame Angelfish - Description

The Flame Angelfish also known as the Japanese Pygmy Angelfish or Flame Angel is a very sort after species of Angelfish due to its coloration.

They are reef dwellers and require a tank with plenty of rocks to provide food as well as hiding places. Like other Angelfish, it is almost impossible to differentiate between males and females, the males however tend to be larger than the females.

Popular Name: Flame Angelfish
Species: Centropyge loricula

Profile of the Flame Angelfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Flame angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4 Temp 25-27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Dried or Live food particularly Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Good community fish, ensure it is the last fish added to the tank setup

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 60m

  • Behaviour: Territorial, will fight with other angel fish

  • Range: Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Flame Angelfish

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 loricula

  • Popular Name: Flame Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Angel Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Flame Angelfish

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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