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    SplashSea Films the Rare Centropyge resplendens

    Japanese marine specialty store SplashSea, has recently uploaded this brief clip showing off the incredibly rare Resplendent Angelfish (Centropyge resplendens). Centropyge resplendens is so rarely seen due to its limited range. Endemic to Ascension Island in the middle of the Atlantic, the collection of this species is a logistical and legal nightmare. Every so often […]

    Japanese marine specialty store SplashSea, has recently uploaded this brief clip showing off the incredibly rare Resplendent Angelfish (Centropyge resplendens).

    Centropyge resplendens is so rarely seen due to its limited range. Endemic to Ascension Island in the middle of the Atlantic, the collection of this species is a logistical and legal nightmare. Every so often a few will illegally find their way into the markets–and being on the IUCN red list (least concern, due to limited range) this is not a another bruise that the hobby needs. That said, it is important to note that the Resplendent Angel was captive bred by Frank Baensch (RCT) and some legal specimens are out there.

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    A true Resplendent paired with an RCT Hawaiian Resplendent

    I won’t delve into the legality of this particular specimen, but the google translation of the video’s description is worth a laugh:

    “I will present a very rare fish in your customer’s safety deposit box.”

    One Comment

    1. January 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

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