Lately we’ve become obsessed with angelfish, especially the rare and expensive ones. We recently shared a video of the stunning and super rare Masked Angelfish (Genicanthus personatus), but now we’ve found an even more exclusive angel to drool over. Above is a video of a Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei) that was taken just a few months ago. The fish is the only known of its species to be in captivity, and it was sold through none other than Blue Harbor of Japan a couple of years ago. The Peppermint Angel, like most crazy expensive angels, is found at extreme depths which is what makes it so rare. To mimic its natural habitat and keep it thriving in captivity, the owner of this fish has had to keep the water dim and the temperatures low. And despite the aquarium appearing so large, the only livestock visible in the tank is the angel and a pair of cleaner shrimp. I guess if you spend around $20000 on a single fish, you don’t want to run the risk of introducing anything that will either bully the fish or introduce some form of disease or parasite.
This video was originally dug up by Eric from Glassbox Design and shared on his site’s Facebook Page.