Bandit Angelfish
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  • Bandit Angelfish

  • Apolemichthys arcuatus

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  • Tank Size: 150 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 8"
    Coloration: Black, White
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Hawaii
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Expert
    Guarantee: DOA Guarantee Only
    Water Conditions: 70-78° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Banded Angel, Bandit Angel, Black Bandit Angelfish, Black-Banded Angelfish, Hawaiian Pearlyscale Angelfish
  • Description
  • The Bandit Angelfish(Apolemichthys arcuatus) is a truly stunning and extremely rare angelfish from the deep waters of Hawaii. Bandit Angelfish are a must have for any serious Angelfish collector, and also are incredibly beautiful animals to add to larger tanks.

    Bandit Angelfish reach a maximum adult size of around 8 inches and should only be kept in tanks that are at least 150 gallons. A. arcuatus has black stripes running down its sides, and one stripe over its face, representing that of a Bandit, thus the name. Bandit Angelfish live in deep water, and it is essential to have your tank running cooler than normal reef tanks. Here at Among The Reef, we recommend temperatures no higher than 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Bandit Angelfish are semi-aggressive fish and might be slightly aggressive to other angelfish in smaller tanks. Bandit Angelfish will also eat clams, sponges and nip at some corals, so proceeding with caution with sessile invertebrates is required for a happy reef tank.

    Bandit Angelfish are best kept in tanks with lots of live rock for them to hide and take cover in. Being deep water fish, Bandit Angelfish don't particularly like the bright lights found in our tanks and will need to take refuge under rocks from the intense lighting. Having rocks with sponges on them will also help your Bandit Angelfish get accustomed to life in your tank, since sponges are their natural food.

    Bandit Angels are picky eaters and should only be attempted by expert aquarists with a good knowledge of this species, or if you have kept a Bandit Angelfish before. Bandit Angelfish are omnivores and require a diet that is rich in both green and meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality frozen foods, spirulina and high quality flake and pellet foods will help your Bandit Angelfish stay healthy and thrive.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Bandit Angelfish and it's the right fish for your tank.

    Tiny: Up to 2", Small: Over 2-2.5", Small / Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium: Over 3.5-4.5", Medium / Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 7.5-8.5", Show Size: Over 8.5-10.5", Jumbo: Over 10.5"
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