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    Peppermint Angelfish Captured on Video

    This is currently the only publicly available video, of the one living Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei). The clip was taken by the rightful owner of the fish, Mr. Uragami of Nagoya, Japan. We thank him for sharing his highly prized Angel. Little has changed with this aquarium. That alone is likely a driver of this […]

    This is currently the only publicly available video, of the one living Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei). The clip was taken by the rightful owner of the fish, Mr. Uragami of Nagoya, Japan. We thank him for sharing his highly prized Angel.

    Little has changed with this aquarium. That alone is likely a driver of this fish’s successful captive life over the past decade. Little ambient light, dual chillers (@ 68-71F), and barren rock work make this little Peppermint Angel feel right at home.

    [Note: FC2 is a Japanese video sharing site with some unique paywalls. If the ‘server’ is busy, please visit this link to directly view the clip on FC2.]

    peppermint angelfish video

    You may notice in the video that the Peppermint is missing a bit of its dorsal. We’re not certain what happened, but such damage could easily come for an overzealous cleaner shrimp. The tissue loss is pretty deep, exposing a lot of the 11th dorsal spine. We hope this little guy can heal up.

    5 Comments

    1. Jdizzle
      December 14, 2010 at 5:13 PM | Permalink

      for such a rare fish that is video is pretty low quality.

    2. Blueshorts88
      December 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM | Permalink

      Awesome/ you guys are obsessed :).

    3. December 14, 2010 at 5:54 PM | Permalink

      @Jdizzle, FC2 has an interesting fee structure that is backwards to what most “westerners” have seen.

      Rather than charging content providers for premium services, FC2 charges viewers to watch videos in higher quality modes. Viewers can upgrade for 1000 JPY/month.

    4. Eoud
      December 14, 2010 at 5:57 PM | Permalink

      That is very kind of him to share. Incredible coloration, wish I could see it in person.

    5. Reefexpert
      December 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

      I see the boylei has a weird sideways swim pattern that implies some swim bladder issues from its extremely deep collection.

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