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    A trek to see Paracentropyge boylei, the Peppermint Angelfish

    Just before the holiday season began our friends Tetsuo Otake and Hideki Mukai took a quick flight from Osaka Japan to Nagoya Japan. The reason for their trip was to visit some nice LFS, but they also happened to swing by and see the infamous Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei). Hideki & Tetsuo report that the […]

    Just before the holiday season began our friends Tetsuo Otake and Hideki Mukai took a quick flight from Osaka Japan to Nagoya Japan. The reason for their trip was to visit some nice LFS, but they also happened to swing by and see the infamous Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei).

    Paracentropyge boylei

    Hideki & Tetsuo report that the fish is extremely healthy and in very good condition. I was then asked, Eric have you seen Paracentropyge boylei?  Which I sadly informed them that I had not seen this beautiful fish in person. Often times we make each other laugh because we forget about the differences in the hobby here in the United States and there in Japan. For example, they can’t believe how much money we pay for “Limited Edition Corals”! Fortunately during their trip to Nagoya, Hideki snapped some great photos of this stunning fish for the site.

    Peppermint Angelfish

    Paracentropyge boylei is a deepwater dwarf angelfish that is endemic to the Cook Islands where Chip Boyle’s outfit does collecting. I have yet to hear of any collected recently, making the fish shown above the only known Peppermint Angelfish alive in captivity. Be sure to check out a video of this same fish here and another video of the fish feeding here.

    5 Comments

    1. February 4, 2009 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

      I read a article about the tank for the owner of this fish. He installs 2 chillers for the fish to avoid any chance of risk. This fish is priceless. =) I really want to see this fish with my eyes.

    2. February 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM | Permalink

      @Taka – I would have three to protect that investment 😉

    3. Matt
      February 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM | Permalink

      Probably the one for Pieter Van Suijlekom’s dendro tank.

    4. Funk
      October 22, 2010 at 10:51 PM | Permalink

      I know of at least one in the US

    5. alexis
      December 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM | Permalink

      this is werid

    3 Trackbacks

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    2. August 15, 2010 at 7:47 AM

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