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    The Hybrid Angel Is Still Thriving in Japan

    Here’s a photo update on the stunning Paracentropyge venusta x P. multifasciata hybrid, believed to be the only one of its kind in captivity. We first wrote about this particular fish back in 2008, shortly after Koji Wada of Blue Harbor received it. This is just the second time this Paracentropyge hybrid has entered the trade. The […]

    paracentropyge hybrid

    Here’s a photo update on the stunning Paracentropyge venusta x P. multifasciata hybrid, believed to be the only one of its kind in captivity. We first wrote about this particular fish back in 2008, shortly after Koji Wada of Blue Harbor received it.

    This is just the second time this Paracentropyge hybrid has entered the trade. The first of which was 20 years ago and can be seen in Mr. Kiyoshi Endoh’s Angelfishses of the World book. Rather fittingly, Kiyoshi also took this updated photo which was shared with me through our mutual friend Mr. Wada.

    paracentropyge venustus hybrid

    Unlike most Paracentropyge species, this hybrid is aggressive–terrorizing any new additions to its SPS dominated reef. Rage on little hybrid, you’re beautiful enough to do what ever you please.

    4 Comments

    1. Mark Poletti
      September 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM | Permalink

      What a stunning fish. We need more pictures 🙂

    2. Ben
      October 1, 2010 at 11:42 AM | Permalink

      Holy cheezus… every time I see this fish I go a little weak in the knees…

    3. Anonymous
      October 1, 2010 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

      That is one of the more beautiful fish I have ever seen.

    4. Ian
      October 1, 2010 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

      Beautiful fish and worth no new additions!

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