We are stoked to see new pics of Genicanthus takeuchi hybrid at a larger size and as an added bonus we’ve even found a video of a halfgrown male spotted angelfish hybrid that was uploaded not more than a week ago. Genicanthus takeuchi is on a ‘Holy Grail’ level when it comes to fancy rare marine angelfishes, but it is much less frequently seen, pictured or kept in aquaria than the masked angelfish that actually comes to the hobby once in a while.
About a year ago we came across some great photos of a neat looking juvenile hybrid spotted angelfish and it seems they commonly cross with Genicanthus semifasciatus at the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Now we’ve got additional pictures of females or an immature male and a picture of a mature male Takeuchi hybrid. If you thought the long lines and spots of Takeuchi’s angelfish was wild then you’ll love the half dot and dash pattern of a hybrid male.
The images above and the video below appear to show either an immature male or the female version of the hybrid Genicanthus takeuchi x G. semifasciatus but the picture below is a definite nice large male of this hybrid collaboration. Big thanks to Koba-Tan & Rising Moon for sharing their extremely precious images of these unique Ogasawara Island endemic reef fish.
And ehre’s a video of a juvenile spotted angelfish just for the heck of it.