Bicolor Angel "Centropyge bicolor"

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

5" - 8"

Minimum Size

75 gallon


Blue, Yellow



Water Conditions

Alkalinity: 8-12 KH, pH: 8.1-8.4, salinity: 1.020-1.025, 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Bicolor Angel may be one of the most striking dwarf angelfish because of its distinct yellow and blue coloration. Widely distributed around islands in the Indo-Pacific, prices of Bicolor Angels are variable due to different importation, transportation, and diver's fees from these regions in which they are collected. The adult Bicolor Angel will reach a maximum size of approximately 6 inches in the home aquarium, making it one of the larger members of the Centropyge genus.

Diet: Offer a diet of frozen shrimps, angel specific frozen foods, herbivorous foods (ex: Spirulina, sheet algae), a high quality marine flake, and other frozen options for optimal health, color, and longevity.

Compatibility: One of the least aggressive in the genus, the Bicolor Angel is compatible with a variety of passive to semi-aggressive fish, including other Centropyge species. However, due to its timid and reclusive personality upon introduction, it is suggested to add the Bicolor Angel before more pugnacious tank mates. The Centropyge genus includes some of the most compatible angelfish for a reef system. Take caution however, an especially underfed, under nourished, or crammed individual may nip at coral.

Environment: The Bicolor Angel should be added to an established system that has completed the nitrogen cycle. Fish are sensitive to temperature change; maintaining a stable temperature is important for the overall health of any fish. At full size, it should be housed in no less than 75 gallons with an abundance of liverock to graze on and retreat to if necessary.

Sexual Dimorphism: Difficult to distinguish male from female.