Rusty Angelfish - Centropyge ferrugata

Rusty Angelfish - Centropyge ferrugata

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Discover the Rusty Angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata): A Rustic Beauty for Your Marine Aquarium

Dive into the mesmerizing world of the Rusty Angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata), a stunning marine creature renowned for its rustic coloration and striking appearance. Hailing from the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in regions like the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean, these angelfish bring a touch of elegance to any marine aquarium.

Key Features:

1. Rustic Coloration: The Rusty Angelfish is aptly named for its earthy, rusty coloration, displaying hues of red, orange, and brown. These colors intricately blend, creating a captivating and rustic palette that sets them apart in any marine display.

2. Compact and Graceful: With a compact and gracefully rounded body, Rusty Angelfish are a sight to behold as they gracefully swim through your aquarium. Their subtle movements add a sense of elegance to your marine setup.

3. Native to the Indo-Pacific: Originating from the vibrant coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean, Rusty Angelfish are well-adapted to tropical marine habitats with ample coral cover and moderate water flow.

4. Peaceful Community Dwellers: Rusty Angelfish are known for their peaceful temperament, making them suitable for a community marine aquarium. They coexist harmoniously with a variety of marine fish and invertebrates, adding tranquility to your marine environment. However, they should not be mixed with other angelfish. 

5. Omnivorous Diet: These angelfish have an omnivorous diet, feeding on a mix of algae, zooplankton, and small invertebrates. A diverse diet contributes to their overall health and vibrant coloration.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Environment: Maintain a well-established marine aquarium of 55 gallons or more with ample live rock for hiding spots and natural filtration. Maintain stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C) and a salinity level of 1.023-1.025.

  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality marine flakes, pellets, frozen foods, and occasional servings of live brine shrimp or mysis shrimp to meet their nutritional requirements.

  • Compatibility: Rusty Angelfish are peaceful and compatible with a variety of marine fish and invertebrates, making them a great addition to a reef or community aquarium. As with other dwarf angels, they are considered reef safe with caution, as they may nip at fleshy corals and sessile invertebrates like clams.


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