In a move that seems highly atypical for the wholesale aquarium livestock industry (and a bit exciting), Quality Marine today announced that they will releasing their cache of Frank Baensch’s newest hybrid captive-bred Angelfish, the “Resplendent Cherubfish” , a cross between Centropyge resplendens and C. argi. What is unusual about the Resplendent Cherubfish is that these fish will not simply be placed on the Quality Marine availability list with a fixed price for retailers to clamor over.
Instead, these fish will be sold at auction to retailers. This means that the market will truly set the value of these fish, and as Quality Marine’s official post suggests, there’s hope that this will provide the maximum returns to Frank Baensch and Reef Culture Technologies:
This is one of the only Centropyge angelfish in the world that was hybridized in captivity. It is a cross between the Resplendent Pygmy (C. resplendens) Angel from Ascension Island and the Cherubfish (C. argi) from the Caribbean. An extremely limited quantity of this captive bred and raised angel are here at QM. They are now about 200 days old, and 1″-2″ in length. They are eating small spectrum pellets. I got to take pictures. Sweet huh? We are going to auction these off to help support the facility that raised them. Contact your sales rep if you are interested.
If you’re an aquarium retailer, be sure to contact Quality Marine to get your hat in the ring!