Multicolor Angelfish

(Centropyge multicolor)

Centropyge multicolor, commonly known as the Multicolor Angelfish or the Many-colored Angelfish, is a species of marine angelfish belonging to the family Pomacanthidae. Here are some key characteristics and information about Centropyge multicolor:

  1. Physical Appearance: The Multicolor Angelfish has a vibrant and striking coloration. It typically has a bright orange to red body with vertical blue stripes running along its sides. The head may be blue, and the fins can vary in color from yellow to orange. The overall appearance can vary slightly between individuals.
  2. Size: They typically grow to a maximum length of about 10 centimeters (around 4 inches), making them relatively small compared to other angelfish species.
  3. Distribution: Centropyge multicolor is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Its range includes the Red Sea and East Africa to the western Pacific Ocean, including regions such as Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef, and Japan.
  4. Habitat: Multicolor Angelfish inhabit coral reefs and rocky areas with abundant coral growth. They are typically found in shallow to moderate depths, often near reef slopes or drop-offs where there is ample hiding places among corals and rocky crevices.
  5. Behavior: These angelfish are generally peaceful but may become territorial, especially towards conspecifics or other similarly shaped fish. They are omnivorous, feeding on a diet that includes algae, small invertebrates, and planktonic organisms.
  6. Social Structure: Centropyge multicolor can be found singly or in pairs. They may form small groups, especially during feeding or mating activities. They can be shy and may retreat to hiding places if they feel threatened.