Dwarf Angelfish – Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

The Coral reef Angelfish otherwise known as the Twospined or Dusky Angelfish is one of the Angelfish species that are easy to care for, therefore making them suitable for beginner aquarists.

Quick stats – Coral Beauty Angelfish

Category Info
Origin Fiji, Indonesia
Max size 10.2” / 25.8 cm
Aquarium Min 70 gallon / 260 liters
Water 74-79° F / 23-27° C

dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.5

sg 1021-1.025
Care level Easy
Behaviour Semi-aggressive
Diet Omnivore
Family Pomacanthidae
Colors Blue, orange, yellow
Lifespan 10 years

Coral Beauty Angelfish description

The Coral Beauty Angelfish have a deep royal blue coloration that runs from their head to their body and highlighted with an iridescent orange to yellow color.

Coral Beauty Angelfish in the natural habitat

They are native to the river basins of the Great Reef Barrier, spanning through Fiji Island and other parts of Indonesia.

They often inhabit lagoons and seaward reef slopes with abundance of coral and algae growth. Coral Beauty Angelfish will be mostly seen alone or in a harem of one male and 2-7 females.

Coral Beauty Angelfish in the ideal aquarium

Coral Beauty Angelfish

Setting up the best aquarium for the Coral beauty Angelfish will require a well filtered minimum of 70 gallon/265 litres tank or larger. 

The water conditions should be within the minimum requirement of a saltwater tank and having the following parameters: 23-27˚C (72.0-78.0F), pH 8.1-8.54, 8-12 dKH, 1021-1.025 sg and subjected to frequent water changes.

The tank should be decorated with lots of live rock work that provides them with hiding places and also facilitates the growth of algae matters upon which they can graze.

These species are semi-aggressive and are suitably housed alone. But if they should be added with other species, they should be suitably housed with similar sized and semi-aggressive species.

They are not suitable for reef tanks as they would often nip at the invertebrates including the soft and stony corals.

Coral Beauty Angelfish feeding

In the wild, they are omnivores and would feed on a variety of meaty and vegetable food matters.

The best food for Coral Beauty Angelfish should include lots of meaty food matters including live and frozen mysis shrimp, spirulina, marine algae and other high quality prepared angelfish food.