Dwarf Angelfish – Yellow Angelfish (Centropyge heraldi)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

Native to the Cook Islands, the Yellow Angelfish otherwise known as the False Lemonpeel Angelfish is an Angelfish species similar to the Lemonpeel Angelfish but are void of the blue markings that are peculiarly round the eyes and the edges of the fins of the Lemonpeel Angelfish.

Quick stats – Yellow Angelfish

Category Info
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Melanesia, Tonga
Max size 4” / 10.16 cm
Aquarium Min 70 gallon / 265 liters
Water 74-79° F / 23-27° C

dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.5

sg. 1021-1.025
Care level Moderate
Behaviour Semi-aggressive
Diet Omnivore
Family Pomacanthidae
Colors Yellow
Lifespan Up to 10 years

Yellow Angelfish description

The Yellow Angelfish just as the name suggests is completely bright yellow in color.

Some species of this group have a dark area on the top of the dorsal fin and some have a dark saddle on the back, but these both markings will fade in captivity.

Yellow Angelfish in the ideal aquarium

Yellow Angelfish - Centropyge heraldi

Setting up the best aquarium for the Yellow Angelfish requires a well filtered minimum of 70 gallons/265 liters or larger that is set up within the parameters of a saltwater aquarium.

The tank should have lots of hiding places and live rocks that facilitate the growth of microalgae that is necessary for them to graze upon.

The yellow Angelfish is somewhat passive with a calmer personality than other Dwarf Angelfish species that makes them good community species. They will do well in a tank with smaller peaceful species and smaller semi-aggressive species provided they have enough space to maintain their territory.

These species are not good reef dwellers as they will often nip at the precious corals including large-polyped stony corals and some soft coral polyps, sessile invertebrates and clam mantles.

Yellow Angelfish feeding

Yellow Angelfish are omnivores and their food should be based on a variety of meaty and vegetable matters. Spirulina, fresh or frozen mysis shrimp, other high quality prepared foods and a lot of marine algae.

They should be fed 2-3 times a day with just as much they can finish in a few minutes.