Pygmy Angels Centropyge sp. (Flame, Lemon Peel, Coral Beauty, Potter's, Fisher's, Bi-Color, Atlantic Cherubfish, etc.) have a specialized diet in nature that is entirely different from the sponge diet of larger Angels (Pomacanthus, Holocanthus, etc.). We have combined several species of Marine Algae & Spirulina, with fresh seafoods plus supplements & pigments to create the perfect formula for the health and beauty of these highly desirable aquarium specimens.
Best Used For
Dwarf or Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge sp.)
Tropical marine algae (Caulerpa, Ulva, Hypnea, Gracilaria), kelp (Euphausids), krill hydrolysate, shrimp, squid, brine shrimp, spinach, salmon roe, peas, spirulina, fish oil, casein, lecithin, astaxanthin, canthaxanthin (for color enhancement).
Vitamins include: potassium ascorbate, beta-carotene, biotin, hydroxocobalamin (source of vitamin B12), niacin, riboflavin, thiamine HCL.
Amino acids: methionine (dl-methionine), L-Lysine, taurine.
Trace elements: calcium chloride, potassium iodide, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, magnesium carbonate, zinc sulfate.
Crude Protein (min) 11.2%
Crude Fat (min) 1.6%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.3%
Moisture (max) 81.0%
(Protein as a percentage of dry matter 55%)
Ocean Nutrition, originally founded in 1982, has never wavered from its original goal to provide the freshest and absolutely best possible foods for marine and freshwater tropical fish. The original concept, rooted in the early days of marine tropical fish breeding and culture, including anemone fish, Garibaldi and yellow-head jawfish, was to duplicate the natural and very complex diet that coral reef fishes feed upon in their natural environment. The task was not easy since their biologists had to find a readily available substitute for the many tiny invertebrate critters, eggs, and plankton that were the normal prey of these beautiful and exotic fish. The formulas gradually evolved over the years, and then were promptly improved and expanded upon as the ingredients became fresher, more exotic, and closer to the natural source of the coral reef itself.
Ocean Nutrition is recognized as the pioneer of formula diets and unique in its approach to provide the same Formula Feed in different forms: many are available in frozen, flake, and pellet form.