Colin’s Angelfish, Centropyge colini, is also known as the Cocos-Keeling Angelfish and Colin’s Pygmy Angelfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. The lower part of the body is a bright yellow color and the top back and dorsal area is a dark blue/purple color.
These fish are omnivores and require a diet including marine algae, mysis and brine shrimp, angelfish food, and angelfish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day, when underfed, they tend to nip at corals and invertebrates.
Colin’s Angelfish do best in an aquarium that is at least 70 gallons or more and has plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. They do not do well with other species of dwarf angelfish or fish that are similar in size or appearance to themselves. In nature, they are deeper water fish and prefer an aquarium that has lower lighting. They are considered reef safe with caution because they have been known to nip at clam mantles and corals.
Approximate Purchase Size
up to 2”