Personatus angelfish may be caught in U.S. waters but aside from their brief stint in Hawaii, they usually go East to Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong. House of Fins has bucked this trend by laying down some big bucks to bring this highly revered angelfish to the continental United States. The small juvenile Genicanthus personatus is a perfect size at three inches, and we’re told that this specimen was collected in really shallow water on the Big Island of Hawaii, which for this species is less than 100 feet. Don’t even think about how much you can pull out of savings to purchase this personatus angelfish because it has already been sold. However, if you want to get a look at the little Personatus angelfish, it will be conditioning for aquarium life and up on display for a few days at House of Fins in Greenwich CT before going to his next reef aquarium home. Big thanks to Lluis Turon for the great shot of this personatus angelfish.
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.