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Apolemichthys griffisi

Apolemichthys griffithi naturally inhabits the Pacific Ocean, along the coasts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Caroline Islands and eastward to the Gilbert, Phoenix and Line Islands. Fish inhabit the outer coral reefs, rocky ledges and steep bluffs at depths of 10 to 100 m and feed on natural sponges, shellfish and crustaceans. Keep these fish are recommended aquarists with experience in caring for marine aquariums.

Apolemichthys griffisi is a beautiful saltwater fish that is quite rare to see in aquarists' collections. It is very similar in coloration to the Angel Bandit (Apolemichthys Arcuatus), but they are easily distinguished from each other. Apolemichthys angelfish has only one bold black stripe along the upper body, and above this stripe is a yellowish-brown hue with a pearly reticulate pattern. The body of Apolemichthys griffis is grayish white with a black stripe from the head to the underside of the caudal stem and a contrasting broad white horizontal stripe in the upper body. An interrupted vertical black stripe runs through the eyes. The upper part of the dorsal plumage is black, and the anal and pelvic fins are white. The size of fish in nature reaches 25 cm.

Apolemichthys griffisi

Keep in mind that all angelfish have cheek spines on the edge of the gill cover, so use caution when handling them, and avoid using nets to catch them, as the fish may get stuck or entangled in the net and be injured when removing it. Apolemichthys griffis is a great addition to any type of aquarium.

This reef-safe fish, although it can eat some hard and soft coral species. Also, this fish can't swim fast, but it needs plenty of open space to swim freely, as well as secluded corners in which to hide when danger approaches.

The aquarium to keep Apolemichthys griffis should be a volume of 600 liters, it should be a large number of live rock and caves. To fish faster to acclimatize them should be fed 4-5 times a day. Depending on their neighbors in the aquarium, Apolemichthys griffis can be quite timid when first settled in the aquarium and may hide in caves and crevices. But over time, they will become more sociable and begin to explore their territory. These fish are considered among the least aggressive in the family.

Water parameters: temperature 23-28° C, pH 8,0-8,5, salinity 1.020-1.026. Water filtration and aeration are required.

Apolemichthys griffisi

In the wild, they eat mostly sponges and shellfish, but there is little data on their entire diet. Fish menus in aquariums consist of frozen food, including artemia nauplii, mysis, and especially products containing sponge food for angelfish. They should also be offered frozen or flaked foods, especially those containing spirulina, as algae, especially spirulina, is a useful addition to all fish foods.


Apolemichthys griffis does not breed under aquarium conditions. All fish are imported into domestic zoosets from their natural habitats.

Life expectancy Apolemichthys griffhisi in aquarium conditions is 10-15 years.

Apolemichthys griffisi

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