For the third time this year, a batch of several hundred Clarion angelfish was imported fresh from Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. This Holy of Holies had not been legally available for at least 6 years prior to that and where once there were no Clarions to be seen, now it seems as though they are in abundance. Do not be fooled by the seeming abundance of this species, we’re still talking about only 700 specimens this year to feed the entire world demand for this rare fish. In either case, we’ve had the good fortune to handle no less than three of these fine fish and we’d like to share the video eye candy we produced specifically for your enjoyment. The fish in the video is a 6″ specimen which we received and conditioned for a local fellow hobbyist. Before you get on our backs for the size of the tank, please keep in mind the fish was in a quarantine situation which was part of a much larger system volume. Enjoy the vid and please let us know in the comments how your Clarion angelfish are doing for you. What, you haven’t gotten one yet?
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.