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    4 Wild Centropyge interruptus arrive in the US

    This is not a lucid dream. 4 wild Centropyge interruptus have made their way to the U.S. through Cultivated Coral. These specimens are roughly 5″ and retailing for $1,700 each–modest considering their wholesale value.  If you have ever thought of buying one of these rare angels, remember these are a cool sub-tropical species and require […]

    This is not a lucid dream. 4 wild Centropyge interruptus have made their way to the U.S. through Cultivated Coral. These specimens are roughly 5″ and retailing for $1,700 each–modest considering their wholesale value. 

    If you have ever thought of buying one of these rare angels, remember these are a cool sub-tropical species and require temps no higher than 75F for long term survival. A few that were lucky enough to pick up a captive bred specimen from RCT, that were reared and acclimated to warmer waters, can keep these fish in warm water reefs making them even more prized than their wild counterparts.

    Wild Interrupta can be difficult to adapt to captivity and often land from Japan with flukes and intestinal ailments. In particular, large adults (>5″) can be extremely difficult and troubling. Here’s a brief clip showing one of the four eating away 2 days after the shipment landed. This is a good sign, but it will take a few weeks as they go through QT to provide real insight into their long term care.

    We spoke briefly with Nick at Cultivated and his planned Praziquantel treatment sounds on point. All 4 will stay in quarantine for at least 4 weeks. See the for sale listing here: Centropyge interruptus $1,699.00

     

    [Cover photo by John Coppolino, Juvenile RCT C. interruptus.]

    5 Comments

    1. April 20, 2009 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

      Stunning! I love these fish… too bad they’re so pricey.

    2. April 21, 2009 at 2:18 AM | Permalink

      Man i so want one, shame they very rarely come to england, although i do remember a certain person on UR getting one.

    3. Brandon
      April 21, 2009 at 8:26 AM | Permalink

      They are beautiful!

    4. stunreefer
      June 11, 2009 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

      Just received word that unfortunately none of these guys made it 🙁 Such a shame… buy ’em small or wait for RCT!

    5. June 11, 2009 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

      @stun, After not hearing anything on them in some time I was afraid that was the case. Unfortunate, but not surprising given the records for adults 🙁

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    1. […] is where Genicanthus personatus can be found (in shallower waters than the main islands, along with Centropyge interrupta. Collection is strictly prohibited  at this marine park to protect “one of the last […]

    2. […] to captivity and often perish for no identifiable reason–as is the case with the last 4 adult Interruptus that were imported a few months back. These adults do not appear to be quite full size and will […]

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