Orangeback angelfish

When kept in an aquarium orangeback angelfish are distributed throughout the tank.

The Orangeback angelfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 6 - 40 m environment.

The orangeback angelfish or African pygmy angelfish (Centropyge acanthops) is an omnivorous marine angelfish. It has a blue body and yellow to orange colouration from the head and across the back. More

Angelfish or Orangeback Angelfish, has striking contrasts of blue and orange-yellow colors. While the body is predominately blue, there is a broad and bright orange to yellow swatch from the head along the back to the tip of the dorsal fin. More

Common names

African cherubfish in English
African pygmy angelfish in English
Afrikansk dværgkejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Cherubinek Fiszera in Polish (polski)
Fisher's angel in English
Fisher's angelfish in English
Fisher's pygmy angelfish in English
Hawaiian flame angelfish in English
Jumping bean in English
jumpingbean in English
Orange angelfish in English
Orange dværgkejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Orangeback angelfish in English
Poisson ange à dos flammé africain in French (français)
Poisson-ange nain africain in French (français)
Springboontjie in Afrikaans
Yellowtail angelfish in English
条尾刺尻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
條尾刺尻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
荆眼刺尻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
荊眼刺尻魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Centropyge
Species : Centropyge acanthops
Authority : Norman, 1922