Species Spotlight: The Rare African Angel

30 Mar, 2017

African Angelfish, Holacanthus africanus, a rarity from West Africa, is reaching the US aquarium trade.

African Angelfish, Holacanthus africanus, a rarity from West Africa, is reaching the US aquarium trade.

RARITIES
Holacanthus africanus:
African or Guinean Angelfish
Maximum Size: 17 inches

Quality Marine in Los Angeles is letting its dealer network and angelfish enthusiasts know that they have started receiving a rare import very seldom seen in North American aquariums:

“These fish came from a QM exclusive partner collector in West Africa.  It has been some time since we’ve had fish from this region due to many factors.  Things like political instability, poor area infrastructure and infrequent & irregularly available air travel to and from these nations has traditionally made trying to source aquatic livestock from this area extremely risky for both fish and people.

This subadult African Angelfish still shows traces of the blue juvenile coloration, which disappears with age.

This subadult African Angelfish still shows traces of the blue juvenile coloration, which disappears with age.

“Recently, we have found safe, reliable pathways for our collectors there to be able to export a quality, sustainable product and we are happy to be offering our customers some of the area’s more unique specimens, albeit in limited quantity.”

The full adult coloration of Holacanthus africanus is an autumn-inspired mixture of browns, golds and orange. Image: Nantawat Chotsuwan/Shutterstock

The full adult coloration of Holacanthus africanus is an autumn-inspired mixture of browns, golds and orange. Image: Nantawat Chotsuwan/Shutterstock.

Source
Quality Marine

 

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Celebrating over 35 years in business, Quality Marine continues to provide the aquarium industry with the highest quality and widest selection of marine fish and invertebrates. Learn more at www.qualitymarine.com.

1 Comment

  1. June 27, 2017

    Thanks for sharing great information with us. We also same.

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