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African Flameback Angelfish (Dwarf)

/mo for 6 mos
$79.95
$79.95
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LF_SLT_ANGD_AF000008
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Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival on all of our stock. Restricted Guarantee - However for this species we cannot offer a guarantee beyond arrival for one or more reasons outlined below. Some species do not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty: Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_SLT_ANGD_AF000008
Availability:
About 3 Days
Weight:
1.00 Ounces
Width:
3.00 (in)
Height:
1.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
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Description

Description

Pet African Flameback Dwarf Angelfish For Sale

This Dwarf Saltwater Angelfish is one of the smallest of the Centropyge family. All of the pygmy or Dwarf Angelfish in the Centropyge genus are among the hardiest in the entire Angelfish family.

Scientific Name: Centropyge acanthops

Common Name: African Pygmy Angelfish, Orangeback Angelfish, Jumping Bean Angelfish

Size: Small: 1- 2 inches  and matures to 3 inches in length.

Origin: The African Flameback Angelfish is found in the Western Indian Ocean along the east coast of Africa from Aliwal Shoal to the Gulf of Aden and east to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives.

Habitat: Your aquarium should be well decorated with plenty of live rocks that encourage the growth of algae. The pet African Flameback Angelfish requires lot of hiding places to make this marine jewel comfortable. The pet African Flameback Angelfish prefers an aquarium environment with prolific algae growth, rocky reefs and rubble areas. African Flameback Angelfish are often found in harems of up to 12 individuals in coral rubble bottom habitats.

Diet: African Flameback Angelfish will readily accept most frozen and prepared foods. It is best to feed frozen mysis shrimp and spirulina algae if the African Flameback Angelfish is not kept in a well established aquarium with live rock. Feed once or twice a day. 

Temperament: Semi-aggressive, but The African Flameback Angelfish generally does not bother other tank inhabitants and that makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank. Due to their size it is not recommended that The African Flameback should share a tank with aggressive or predatory fish such as triggers, lionfish, groupers, anglers, larger puffers and morays. African Flameback Angelfish can be somewhat feisty if kept in an Aquarium that is not of sufficient size. 

Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Captive Requirements: Simply keeping two or more pet African Flameback Angelfish as adults can be risky, however, as individuals may be aggressive towards conspecifics, especially in smaller environments. Obtaining two small African Flameback Angelfish and allowing them to pair naturally may be best.

Minimum Tank Size: Not smaller than 30 gallons, these beautiful saltwater dwarf angelfish thrive in 55 gallons.

Reef Tank Compatibility: African Flameback Angelfish are not known for picking at clam mantles but, again, caution is advised. African Flameback Angelfish may occasionally chase or defend their territories against intruding non-sessile invertebrates like shrimp or crabs but will typically leave such invertebrates completely alone. These saltwater fish are some of the best suited for a reef tank among the genus but caution should still be used when adding them to tanks with meaty brain type corals such as Cynarina spp. or Trachyphyllia spp.

Reproduction: The African Flameback Angelfish is an egg scattering species, so breeding it in captivity has been successful. Breeding successes with various Centropyge angels have revealed that simulating ‘springtime’ with raised temperatures and extended daylength elicits courtship and spawning, which reportedly occurs at sunset for the beautiful African Flameback Angelfish. They do so in mid-water and the gametes are released in a characteristic ‘spawning rise’ behavior — so a deep aquarium will help as the angels are unable to perform in shallow water. Tank volume can be small, however, and spawning has taken place in 300 l/66 gal.

Additional Information: Most Centropyge species seem sensitive to copper, so use alternatives to copper-based antiparasitic medications. The African Flameback Angelfish is less likely to nip at prized sessile invertebrates such as corals if it gets enough food, so regular meals, coupled with well-seeded live rock to forage on, should help.

Water Requirements: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Life Span: Centropyge acanthops are known to live 5-8 years.

Determining Sex: Male pet African Flameback Angelfish are longer and more slender than females. Pygmy angels are all believed to be protogynous — female first — hermaphrodites.  As they mature, these Dwarf Angelfish develop into females and become part of a harem of several, each one having only one male. Should he die, one female will undergo a sex change to replace him.

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Warranty:
Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival on all of our stock. Restricted Guarantee - However for this species we cannot offer a guarantee beyond arrival for one or more reasons outlined below. Some species do not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty: Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_SLT_ANGD_AF000008
Availability:
About 3 Days
Weight:
1.00 Ounces
Width:
3.00 (in)
Height:
1.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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