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Old 05/14/2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Show me pic's of your Black Bandit Angel

I will go first. Get one def.
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Old 05/14/2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Great pics. How long have you had yours?


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Old 05/14/2014, 08:37 PM   #3
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Reef safe? Worth the $800 price tag?


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Old 05/14/2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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OP, is yours a new fish? He looks pretty skinny.


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Old 05/14/2014, 10:25 PM   #5
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This is not a very good picture. He has been with me for over four years now.


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Old 05/15/2014, 12:54 PM   #6
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They wont be mine for much longer, but they are staying part of this community


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Old 05/15/2014, 01:01 PM   #7
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4 yrs, that's a relatively long life in captivity right? I was under the impression that the deep water angels haven't been long lived relatively speaking to say some other angels and tangs people have had for 10+yrs. something lacking in diet or lack of pressure in home aquaria?


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Old 05/15/2014, 02:24 PM   #8
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4 yrs, that's a relatively long life in captivity right? I was under the impression that the deep water angels haven't been long lived relatively speaking to say some other angels and tangs people have had for 10+yrs. something lacking in diet or lack of pressure in home aquaria?
When I purchased him from Michael at AquaTouch, he was around 2". From the beginning, he would eat just about any food that was offered to him (except pellets). His diet consists of PE Mysis, Rod's Food, and Spirulina flakes (which he loves). I do keep my tank at a constant temperature of 74(+/- 1) degrees with the help of a chiller. By far, he is my favorite fish.


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Old 05/15/2014, 02:28 PM   #9
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They wont be mine for much longer, but they are staying part of this community
Sorry to hear you aren't keeping them! They look great.


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Old 05/15/2014, 02:34 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear you aren't keeping them! They look great.
They are going to a reefer who really cares about his fish as well. I was just happy I could re-home them to someone that doesnt just think of fish as disposable purchases.


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Old 05/15/2014, 02:51 PM   #11
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I love these guys, such cute personable little fish.


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Old 05/15/2014, 04:30 PM   #12
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Youre rehoming them?! You were so stoked to get them. Bummer dude, atleast they'll have a good new home...


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Old 05/15/2014, 04:44 PM   #13
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baby bandit...



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Old 05/15/2014, 05:09 PM   #14
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Youre rehoming them?! You were so stoked to get them. Bummer dude, atleast they'll have a good new home...
They are with out a doubt my favourite fish that I have ever owned. My tank is coming down, so I have to rehome all my fish. They will be my first addition once my new tank is running.


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Old 05/15/2014, 06:42 PM   #15
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baby bandit...
Beautiful! How big is baby, and where did you source that jewel?


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Old 05/18/2014, 09:43 PM   #16
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Here's my 5.5" bandit. It took him about 10 days to figure out how to eat from the water column. Now he's chowing down pellets like there's no tomorrow. Gets along swell with my other angels in my tank (a regal, and a trio of bellus angels).

I read somewhere that bandits are like puppy dogs. Totally true. I once saw my bandit chasing its own tail!

So much personality in these fish. The only downside is that my bandit is so active in my tank, it has scared away most of my anthias. They don't really come out anymore.


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Here's my 5.5" bandit. It took him about 10 days to figure out how to eat from the water column. Now he's chowing down pellets like there's no tomorrow. Gets along swell with my other angels in my tank (a regal, and a trio of bellus angels).



I read somewhere that bandits are like puppy dogs. Totally true. I once saw my bandit chasing its own tail!



So much personality in these fish. The only downside is that my bandit is so active in my tank, it has scared away most of my anthias. They don't really come out anymore.





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Great looking tank. How long have you had the angels? Do they nip at your corals at all?


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Old 05/18/2014, 11:01 PM   #18
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Great looking tank. How long have you had the angels? Do they nip at your corals at all?
Thanks! I've had the bellus angels for about a year now, the regal for about 6 months, and the bandit was the newest addition at 2 months.

The bellus angels left all of my corals alone.

My regal ate all of my zoas (left the palys alone), killed a small clam, and nipped at my sps corals enough where I lost all of my polyp extension, but did not have any deaths as a result.

My bandit ate whatever zoas were left and will nip at my sps as well (again, not enough to cause any permanent damage).

The fish that nips at my corals the most though, is my tinkeri butterfly hybrid.

Interestingly enough, polyp extension just started coming back a couple of weeks ago. Guess the corals just got used to the nipping!


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Thanks! I've had the bellus angels for about a year now, the regal for about 6 months, and the bandit was the newest addition at 2 months.



The bellus angels left all of my corals alone.



My regal ate all of my zoas (left the palys alone), killed a small clam, and nipped at my sps corals enough where I lost all of my polyp extension, but did not have any deaths as a result.



My bandit ate whatever zoas were left and will nip at my sps as well (again, not enough to cause any permanent damage).



The fish that nips at my corals the most though, is my tinkeri butterfly hybrid.



Interestingly enough, polyp extension just started coming back a couple of weeks ago. Guess the corals just got used to the nipping!

Wow, sorry that I asked. Judging by the picture, I thought they were model citizens. I've heard that goldflake angels are reef safe. I just got one but still haven't decided if he will go to fish only or reef.


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Wow, sorry that I asked. Judging by the picture, I thought they were model citizens. I've heard that goldflake angels are reef safe. I just got one but still haven't decided if he will go to fish only or reef.
I didn't mind losing the zoas. Didn't care much for them, and now I have more room for more SPS!

Also, like I mentioned earlier, my SPS have regained their polyp extension.

Interestingly enough, my LPS (war coral, chalices) suffered no damage.

I believe butterflies did more damage to my reef than the angels. All in all, it's totally worth it to sacrifice a few corals here and there to truly get the fish that excite me.

Never owned a goldflake, but if I desired one, I would throw one in my reef in a heartbeat!


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Old 05/21/2014, 03:33 AM   #21
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in 4 days time, my bandit(avatar) will be 1 year old

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Old 05/21/2014, 04:50 AM   #22
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Beautiful! How big is baby, and where did you source that jewel?
In this pic, she could fit on a quarter. that pic was taken exactly a year ago, she is now around 2.5 inches...hope to have a few more, this same size, in a few weeks or so...


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Old 06/27/2014, 04:30 AM   #23
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Thank You, Darrell
As You know, now I will get some of those amazing angels for my Hawaiian biotope. Hope will finish my tanks in 13-16 months. (more realistic is 20-22 months). But Bandit angels I will get during next 6-7months (as all other fishes) and they will wait in QT.
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Old 06/30/2014, 08:50 AM   #24
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Nice photo's, I don't have any good photo's. Lost a 5 inch+ Bandit last week, was about 3.25 inches when I got the fish in August 2005. Was still eating but very passive. All the other fish are very aggresive at feeding time. Still have the other Bandit, was 7/8 of a inch when obtained June 2008, now its about 5 inches(?) and a aggresive eater.


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Old 07/05/2014, 10:47 AM   #25
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Fingers and fins crossed..
Feeding about every hour or so...



The clam is about 1.50 inches..




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