Griffis Angelfish

lg Griffis Angelfish
Latin name: (Apolemichthys griffisi)

Care Level





Black, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Size




This species of Angelfish is known for its hardy nature and adaptability to aquarium life. It is recommended to keep Griffis Angelfish in a tank of at least 100-gallons, with plenty of hiding places and live rock for grazing. With the right environment, they can become quite territorial but they are considered one of the safest large Angels for a reef tank as they are known to not bother sessile invertebrates. Furthermore, they are relatively easy to care for and do not require any special attention.

This species is hermaphroditic, meaning both male and female reproductive organs are present in each individual. This is an advantage, as it increases the likelihood of successful reproduction. Additionally, there are no distinguishing features to distinguish males from females, further increasing the likelihood of successful reproduction. Furthermore, this species is capable of self-fertilization, meaning that even without a mate, individuals can still reproduce. As a result, this species is able to maintain and even grow its population in isolated areas.

The diet of an angelfish should include Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other meaty items. This is to ensure that the angelfish receives the necessary nutrients and proteins to grow and thrive.

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