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Angelfish Orange Lined

Angelfish Orange Lined

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Orange Lined Angelfish


The Orange-Lined Angelfish is one of the hardiest of the Dwarf Angelfish. It is also one of the least aggressive which makes it a good choice for your first Angelfish.

These fish make a great member of your clean-up crew, eating several algae species as well as detritus.

They will grow up to a maximum of 15cm (6 inches) and like to

Tank Recommendations for Orange Lined Angelfish

The smallest tank size required to keep this angelfish is 200 litres. It prefers a longer tank to a deeper one and will become quite territorial over its algae cultivations.

You can keep these fish in a fish-only aquarium, but it is not considered reef safe as it may nip at large polyps stony corals, soft corals, zoanthids, and clam mantles.

They may be fine for years and then decide that they fancy eating a bit of the coral. With this in mind, it’s best to stick to either a fish-only or live rock set up with plenty of places for them to hide.

The tank should be have been up and running for at least 6 months to allow enough algae growth on the live rock before you add the Angelfish.

If you want to add more different species of dwarf Angels then allow an extra 95-114 liters per extra dwarf angel individual.

Suitable Tank Buddies

Even though it’s not particularly aggressive like most dwarf angels it’s not a good idea to keep many specimens of the same species together as they will fight.

In larger aquariums, these angelfish mix well with other dwarf angels. This is providing they are different in shape and colouration so they do not get mistaken for their own kind.

Usually Compatible

The Orange-Lined Angelfish mixes well with Anthias, Gobies, Dartfish, Fairy Wrasses, Clownfish, Dwarf Angelfish, Damselfish, Tangs, Large Angelfish, and Large Wrasses. They are also fine with Copepods, Amphipods, Mini Brittle Stars, and soft corals.

Sometime Compatible

Be careful when planning to keep these fish with Lionfish, Groupers, as if the angelfish is small enough to fit in the mouths of predators then they may become lunch.

Similarly, small shrimp may also be at risk of being eaten by the Angelfish, but larger shrimp should be fine.

You can keep a mated pair of Orange-Lined Angelfish together, but unmated individuals are likely to fight unless they are in a large tank.

Rarely Compatible

Don’t keep slow swimmers such as Seahorses, Pipefish, and Mandarins with these Angelfish as they will struggle to compete for food. They will not live together for long as the slow swimmers will eventually starve. Larger predators like Eels and Sharks aren’t good to mix with these Angelfish either as they will see them as a food source.

Feeding Your Orange Lined Angelfish

These Angelfish are omnivores and in the wild, it feeds on benthic algae, benthic weeds, and hard coral polyps.

In the aquarium, it will eat algae growing on live rock, so ensure there is plenty which you can supplement with pellet and flake foods.

They will also eat live foods like mysis and brine shrimps and take frozen prepared foods for sponge and algae eaters.

Feed them at least twice a day in a tank with plenty of natural food and more so in bare tanks. Feed juveniles three to four times a day.

Feeding Your Pearlscale Angelfish
These fish are omnivores but will spend most of their time feeding on naturally occurring algae on rocks and other tank decorations. They will also accept a range of frozen foods such as Mysis and brine shrimp along with frozen angelfish preparations. If supplying flake foods be sure that it contains at least some form of algae or spirulina. Feed them at least twice a day as it is very easy to underfeed this species especially if there is insufficient algae growth in the tank.
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