Flame Angelfish

The flame angel is found in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 197 feet (60 meters). It is secretive and stays near shelter. It feeds on algae and forms harems of 3 to 7 individuals. Coloration is bright orange-red with a vertical elongate black blotch and 4 or 5 bars on the sides, the posterior part of the dorsal and anal fins with alternating short purple-blue and black bands. Specimens from the Marquesas lack the vertical black bars.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 30, 2006
Scientific Name
Centropyge loricula
Also known as
Flame Angel, Flaming Angelfish, Japanese Pygmy Angelfish
North Pacific, South Pacific, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
6 inches
50 to 165 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Danish (Dansk)
Finnish (Suomi)
French (Français)
Poisson-ange Nain Flamme
Dutch (Nederlands)
Rode Dwergkeizer
Swedish (Svenska)

Cute Flame Angelfish Gifts

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