The hybrid Clarion x Passer angelfish which we first told you about last week is now starring in this brief video that was made shortly before the fish was packed up and shipped off to Israel. We’ve also come to learn that this specimen is about 5″ long (~12cm) and he will probably sell in the holy land for the equivalent of $3000 or more once shipping and other expenses are accounted for. The video also includes some similarly sized full blooded Holacanthus clarionensis so you can see how different this fish is now, although it will likely develop much differently from it’s non-hybrid congeners. If it reaches into late adulthood it may even resemble the super stud hybrid H. clarionensis x H. passer in the image to the right. All fish were captured and filmed by Cortez Marine and we thank them for sharing this video with us.
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.