Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Natural Range: Hawaiian Islands, Johnston Atoll, Midway
Depth: 26 to 430 ft. Size: 9.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, algae, hydroids
Natural History: The Bandit Angelfish is found on rocky and coral-rich reef faces and slopes. It is often observed singly or in pairs around caves and overhangs, and around boulders. Some ichthyologists place the Bandit Angelfish in a genus of its own, Desmoholacanthus.
Husbandry: The Bandit Angelfish is best housed in an aquarium with live rock that provides numerous caves and hiding places. A healthy growth of live algae and small sponges on the rock will greatly help in the acclimation of this angelfish. This fish is secretive and should only be housed with peaceful tankmates. This species is reported to have a short lifespan in captivity.
AKA: Blackbanded Angelfish
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