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Old 03/13/2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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Centropyge heraldi

Anyone have experience with this angel?

I told an LFS I was looking for a pygmy cherub, they said they couldn't get one but they did get one of these. I like the look of it. But I don't know how well it would do in a 46, or how likely it would be to go after my one frag of zoas (or 1 mushroom, or 1 hammer).

I have plenty of caves to hide in and some algae to graze on. Only other tank mates would be an ocell clown, and a lawnmower.

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Old 03/13/2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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No personal experience from me.

It's possible that it would go after the zoas. The mushrooms and hammer should be safe.

I don't like the tank size for this fish though. LA has a 70 gallon for a minimum. Somewhere in the 65-90 range sounds about right, comparing it to its relatives that I know well.

The cherub that you want would be a better fit, since they're smaller.


Current Tank Info: 125 in-wall , 40b sump. 6 bulb T5. ASM G2 skimmer. LPS and leathers
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Old 03/14/2018, 05:13 AM   #3
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I think it will be too big. See if they can get a flameback in for you since they cant get a cherub. Or, order online.

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Old 03/14/2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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They had a flameback but it's twice the price. They want $65 for it. Everywhere I looked online had tank size for this yellow angel anywhere between 30 and 70. That's why I came here.

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Old 03/14/2018, 09:06 AM   #5
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I got a cherub from another LFS that died inside of 4 days. I still can't figure out why, which makes me reluctant to go to that store again. Which is why I tried this newer store.

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