For the first time ever in the history of aquarium keeping, the highly coveted and extremely rare Narcosis angelfish (Centropyge narcosis) is gracing the Amercian marine aquarium marketplace thanks to the gang at LiveAquaria. This individual was hand collected by Quality Marine in the Cook Islands at a depth of 360 feet and has been well acclimated to life in captivity. The rare angelfish has enjoyed a great deal of time in the office aquarium of Kevin Kohen, director of LiveAquaria and MASNA’s 2012 Aquarist of the Year recipient, whom we’re sure won’t be the happiest person in the world to see this fish go. After all, how often do you get to have a fish this rare in your aquarium?
While it has not been explicitly stated, we assume the Narcosis angel will hit the pages of the world famous Diver’s Den in the coming days. A price has also not been stated, but a fish like this will easily command five figures, perhaps in the neighborhood of $30,000. Once the fish is listed for sale, we’ll update this story accordingly.