In case you were wondering where Quality Marine’s first Americanized narcosis angelfish went to, LiveAquaria has been keeping and conditioning this fish for the last several months. After thoroughly documenting the Centropyge narcosis and thoughtfully acclimating it to aquarium life, today LiveAquaria saw fit to release their black-and-yellow treasure on the Diver’s Den. Say what you want about the U.S. economy but that $5000 price was happily snapped up by one very dedicated collector. If five grand for the price of entry into the uber rare fish owner’s club is too rich for your blood, you still have a chance to get one of its congeners the Shepard’s angelfish for a fraction of the price.
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.