Dwarf Angelfish

Dwarf Angelfish

Dwarf Angelfish are native to the coral reefs of the world, where they feed on algae and small plants and animals. Most Dwarf Angelfish live in pairs, although some species are solitary. These fish are classified as hermaphroditic because they are born as females and the dominant fish change sex to become males. Males are typically bigger, but it is hard to tell the difference between the sexes.

To keep Dwarf Angelfish at home, provide an environment similar to their native habitat by providing rocks and caves inside the aquarium. Water temperature should be between 74° F and 80° F, salinity range from 1.020 to 1.026 and dKH or carbonate hardness levels in the 8 – 12 range. Dwarf Angelfish should be quarantined before they are placed in a tank with other fish, to make sure they aren’t carrying parasites.

Feed these fish commercial algae or algae sheets, blanched spinach or lettuce, herbivore food pellets, marine flakes, bloodworms and live or frozen brine shrimp.

Dwarf Angelfish can be aggressive toward each other so it is best to keep only one in each tank. They can be territorial, so it is best to introduce them to the tank once the other fish are already established.