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  Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)





Bicolor Angelfish | Centropyge bicolor photo
Bicolor Angelfish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Not hard to see why its other name is Blue and Gold Angelfish - sounds reasonable to me..

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BICOLOR ANGELFISH FACTS

Description
The Bicolor Angelfish (or Blue and Gold Angelfish) has distinctive half yellow and half blue markings. It has a blue patch above the eye and large adults also have an orange spot around the gills..

Other Names
Blue and Gold Angelfish

Size
to 16cm. average 12cm

Habitat
clear water reef amongst coral or rubble slopes. Juveniles are usually solitary and well hidden amongst ledges or crevices in coral. They use crevices in the reef for shelter. This fish is commonly seen singly, in pairs or in small groups. It is found in depths from 3m to 25m.

Food
algae, small crustaceans and worms close to the bottom

Range
Western Pacific, from Malaysia, north to Japan, south to Australia and east to Fiji. In Australia it is found from the north-western coast of Western Australia around the tropical north of the country, and south to New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacanthidae
Genus:Centropyge
Species:bicolor
Common Name:Bicolor Angelfish

Relatives in same Genus
  Two-spine Angelfish (C. bispinosa)