Conspic angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, are rare enough but to find one that is naturally hybridized with another amzing fish species is an awesome, singular event. This is not the first time that a conspic x personifer (Chaetodontoplus meridithi) hybrid has been discovered but this latest specimen is among one of the most mature specimens of it’s kind to be discovered. Huge thanks to our Japanese marine aquarium correspondent Taka Kamata for procuring this exclusive image of the uber rare Conspic-ifer hybrd angelfish from the Japanese shop, Crownfish. This fish was sold almost immediately, before we even got word of it so there are no specifics on size or price, but you can rest assured that the new owner of this fish probably had to ask the wife first. The one detail we do know about the Conspic x Personifer hybrids is that they have only been sighted or captured near the Austalian coast, where Conspics are rare but personifers abound. Follow the link to view the full monty shot of this amazing hybrid angelfish specimen.
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.