- The Twospine Angelfish or commonly known Coral Beauty is a semi-aggressive fish that generally live on their own or in small harems. They are typically found in depths between 5 m to 45m (16 ft to 147 ft).
- Twospine Angelfish like all pygmy angelfishes are hermaphrodites, meaning they may change sex from female to male during their life cycle.
- These fish are omnivores but primarily feed on algae.
- Estimates of lifespan is around 10 years.
- Unlike larger species of angelfish, the colours of this angelfish does not fade with age
- The main predators of angelfish include sharks, larger predatory fish and marine mammals.
Aquarium & Reef
The Twospined Angelfish also known as the Coral Beauty Angelfish is a popular reef species admired for its bright colours including bluish/purple on its head and dorsal area, and orange/yellowish body with blue lines and dots. They are very hardy fish and popular with the aquarium trade – it is one of the highest purchased dwarf angelfish.
The fish has a large range throughout the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, covering parts of East Africa, Philippines, Tuamoto Islands, parts of Southern Japan and down to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Species: Centropyge bispinosa
Based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Twospined Angelfish is currently categorised as “Least Concern”(LC).
LC is the lowest category on the scale for risk with “Extinct”(EX) being the highest.
Fish Taste Quality
Twospined Angelfish are a edible fish but are not a targeted species for consumption.
Taste Rating: 0/5
How to catch
Catch Difficulty: Easy
Tackle: Paternoster Rig
Bait: Prawns, Sponge
Technique: Keep bait close to the reef/structure bottom
Popularity: Not targeted
As Aquarium Fish
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: With caution
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons