Golden Angelfish


Golden Angelfish, Centropyge aurantia

  • Golden Angelfish
  • Centropyge aurantia
  • Care: Easy – Intermediate
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Group Size: Generally Alone, occasionally in pairs
  • Place of origin: Western Pacific Ocean
  • Coral Safe: Generally Yes
  • Critter Safe: Generally Yes

Golden Angelfish, Centropyge aurantia, are attractive dwarf angels that make great additions to marine tanks. Their bodies are a deep red colour. As the name may suggest, gold scribbles adorn this fish. They don’t appear too often in trade but are ideal for anyone looking to add activity and colour in their aquarium.

These Angelfish belong to the Pomacanthidae family. A group famous for their vivid colours. The name is Greek for, “cover” (poma) and “thorn” (akantha), which refers to the pair of strong spines on the gill cover.

Golden Angelfish Ecology.

These fish occur in the Western Pacific, around Australia and indonesia. They live on reef slopes, between corals and sponges. Here they graze on algae and hunt invertebrates.

Golden Angelfish are also protogynous hermaphrodites. Meaning they start life as female and turn male as they get older.

Centropyge aurantia In the Aquarium.

It is important to have plenty of nooks or crannies where your Golden Angelfish can explore and feel at home. Keepers may also want to get a jump guard to stop any accidents.

Golden Angelfish are omnivores and do best when fed a varied diet. They will accept frozen Mysis shrimp and enriched frozen brine shrimp. We enrich all our frozen food with seachem garlic guard and Atvitol vitamins. These are great for keeping fish healthy by providing them with the nutrition otherwise lost in frozen food. In doing so, these additives support their immune system and increase longevity.

Golden Angelfish will eat masstick and graze on marine algae, that can be secured to the side of the tank with clips. Over time they will accept high-quality pellet or flake. We adapt all our Angel Fish to aquarium life before they leave us. We focus on their health, and most are eating a good quality flake food and/or pellet before being offered for sale.

Dwarf Angelfish can live in a mixed group or alone. It may also be possible for them to be in pairs. This depends on a few variables. Feel free to give us a call with any questions on this matter.


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