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Peppermint Angelfish video

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jul 11, 2011 03:05 PM
The only-known captive Peppermint Angelfish (Centropyge boylei) is alive and well, and there's video to prove it. Glassbox Design recently shared a Japanese video of this ultra rare, ultra expensive, and ultra beautiful angelfish.
Peppermint Angelfish video

Photo by John E. Randall

The Peppermint Angelfish is arguably the most lusted-after marine fish in the world.  Only one known captive specimen exists, and we're happy to report it is still doing well after two years in captivity. A video (shared on Glassbox Design's facebook page) shows the Peppermint Angelfish looking as stunning as ever.  The angelfish resides in its own dimly-lit aquarium with no other fish.  The temperature is regulated between 69-71oF using two chillers (one for redundancy).

Centropyge boylei are deep water angelfish known only from the Cook Islands.  It is the most expensive marine fish in the aquarium trade, with a reported price tag of $20,000 USD!

The video quality is fairly poor and a few months old, but with the Peppermint Angelfish, any video or photo is deserving of sharing.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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