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Flame Angel


Family: Apogonidae
Species: Sphaeramia nematoptera
Common Name: Flame Angel, Dwarf Flame Angelfish
Size: 4.0" (10.2 cm)
Habitat: South and Western Pacific, Hawaii, Austrailia, Great Barrier Reef, Christmas Islands.
Min Tank Size: 40 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous, needs Spirulina, marine algae, mysis or frozen shrimp, other high quality meaty items.
Behavior: Semi-aggressive, cannot be housed with similar genera.
Water: Temperature of 75 to 80°F (25 27°C), pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020 - 1.025, dKH 8-12
Care: Easy to moderate, need moderate to high water circulation, better than average water quality (very low or zero nitrates) and is very sensitve to copper cannot tolerate levels above 0.15ppm.
Communities: With caution, should be last fish added to tank, reef safe hit and miss.
Suitability: Good for all with experience with salt-water systems. Can be an expensive fish.

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