Bandit Angel Reviews

Facts & Details

A stunning Angel with a creamy colored body and a bold black stripe running from the bridge of the nose to the rear of the dorsal fin and black edging on the tail and ventral fin.The bandit angel is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, Johnston and Midway Atoll. It can be found single or in pairs inhabiting rocky reef faces and slopes at depths between 60 and 400 feet. The diet of this species is almost exclusively made up of sponges.This species has been captive bred but the larvae are difficult to raise.The male of this species will grow to about 8 inches and the female will grow to about 7 inches.Keep this remarkable angel in a tank with rockwork and plenty of swimming space.Diet- offer sponge diet to begin with, live sponge and frozen angel formula, offer pellets and flakes frequently. This species is know to train to commercially prepared foods.The Angelfish family is a group of colorful and elegant fish that are adored by boththe serious and casual observer. These fish are mainly available to the hobbyistunder the Genus Pomacanthus and Centropyge. Pomacanthus Angels are the larger morerobust species. The Centropyge Genus are made up of smaller fish that feed primarilyon algae from the reef surface. The adult Pomacanthus Angels usually have longdorsal and anal fins and a rounded face. The Pomacanthus Angels will change colorquite dramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. The Centropyge Angelsare found predominantly in the Indo-Pacific while only a couple of species, like thePygmy and Flameback Angels, are found in the Atlantic and Caribbean. At the sametime, the Pomacanthus Angels dominate the Atlantic and Caribbean while in theIndo-Pacific they are less prominent. The Centropyge Angels do not change colordramatically from their juvenile stage to adult stage. These smaller Angels areoften seen milling around reefs which they use for both shelter and as a foodsource. Angelfish are differentiated from Butterflyfish by the small spine thatextends from the bottom of their rear gill cover.