HusbandryWoods & Kanazawa, 1951
Centropyge argi is also known as Cherub Angelfish, Cherubfish, Pygmy Cherub Angelfish or Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish. It is a brilliant sapphire-blue with orange highlights to the face.
Centropyge argi requires a larger tank with lots of hiding places and live rock for grazing on microalgae. It may nip at large-polyped stony corals and clam mantles.
Centropyge argi is sometimes very aggressive little angelfish, so it is best to never have more than one male per tank, since they may fight to the death. A breeding pair may be kept and Centropyge argi has been bred in an aquarium with success.
Centropyge argies diet should include marine algae, angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other meaty foods. This little guy should be fed mer as once a day, three times per day would be ideal.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Centropyge (Genus)