Hybrid marine angelfishes are among the most coveted fish for the marine aquarium. Hybrids that include such a coveted species as the Clarion angelfish, Holacanthus clarionensis are among the most elusive in the ornamental aquarium trade. Within the recent shipment of 100 clarion angelfish from Cortez Marine, at least one gem of a hybrid was collected. Although clarion x passer angelfish are most often collected as small juveniles, this time around a nearly full adult specimen of hybrid angelfish was collected which very clearly shows an even blend of features from both of the parent species. We’re not sure how much this specimen sold for or where it is going but we thank Cortez Marine for sharing this great image of a beautiful 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.