Known also by the names Black Pygmy and Nox Angel, this fish is native to the western Pacific Ocean. This solid jet black angel is shy, a bit secretive and has great difficulty breeding in captivity.
No. in Tank: If adding more than one angelfish, they should be introduced into the tank together. Does best when it's the only pygmy angel. If more than one, you'll need a 75 gallon tank minimum.
Tank: min. 40 gallon
Food: (Herbivore) Need a lot of plant materials in their diet. Will also feed on diatoms and algae growing on the glass or decors and live rock. Nips at sessile invertebrates, clams, corals and algae.
Adaptation: Does not easily adapt to captivity, yet filamentous algae to nip at will greatly help the process. They need many hiding spots for shelter, room to swim and can become territorial.
Compatibility: Add with caution to a reef system as it will nip at large-polyped soft and stony coral, clam mantles, zooanthids and scallops. Good with most fish varieties except large, aggressive predators.