Paracentropyge Venustus or Venustus Angelfish is one of the largest dwarf angelfish found in the deep waters of Western Pacific. It has bluish-purple body with a thick yellow vertical stripe. It is one of the rarest angelfish that will thrive better when provided with a couple of live rocks and large algae to graze upon. A Venustus Angelfish is never recommended as a reef-safe addition for its highly-aggressive behavior. It is not compatible to be kept with species like corals, inverts, and clams. It is suggested to feed a mixture of Angelfish Formula that contains sponge matter as well as frozen mysis shrimp and spirulina to begin with.
- Scientific Name: Paracentropyge venustus
- Max Size: 5 inches
- Diet: Spirulina, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other high-quality meaty items.
- Approximate Size: 2 1/2 inches