Coral Beauty Angelfish

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Description of the Coral Beauty Angelfish

The Coral Beauty Angelfish is also known as the Twospined Angelfish or Dusky Angelfish and is one of the hardiest species of angelfish. Only a single specimen should be kept to avoid aggression however a mating pair can be kept successfully.

Popular Name: Coral Beauty Angelfish
Species: Centropyge bispinosus

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Coral Beauty Angelfish

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Profile of the Coral Beauty Angelfish
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  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Mysis or Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Good community fish, provide them with lots of rocks for hiding places

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers

  • Behaviour: Aggressive to other angel fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific region

Scientific Classification of the Coral Beauty Angelfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Centropyge bispinosus

  • Popular Name: Coral Beauty Angelfish - Twospined Angelfish - Dusky Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Coral Beauty Angelfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Coral Beauty Angelfish slimy?
Coral Beauty Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Coral Beauty Angelfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Coral Beauty Angelfish have gills?
Gills enable the Coral Beauty Angelfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Coral Beauty Angelfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Coral Beauty Angelfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Coral Beauty Angelfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Coral Beauty Angelfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Coral Beauty Angelfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Coral Beauty Angelfish

Coral Beauty Angelfish

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Coral Beauty Angelfish slimy?

  • Why do the Coral Beauty Angelfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Coral Beauty Angelfish have fins?

  • Species: Centropyge bispinosus

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