Pair of Narcosis Angelfish and a Peppermint Angelfish Spotted Together in RarotongaBy: Brandon Klaus
The Narcosis Angelfish (Centropyge narcosis) and the Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentopyge boylei) are arguably the two most elusive and rare deepwater fish known to the aquarium trade. So it should come as no surprise that we are falling all over ourselves excited when we see the first ever footage of not only one, but two narcosis angels frolicking with a single peppermint angel in the same video. The clip was uploaded by YouTube user “marineexploration”, who is no stranger to rare fish diving footage. Earlier in the year, they released a video of a peppermint angelfish sighting in Boorea.
This video was reportedly shot at a depth of 360 feet, give or take, in the waters surrounding Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. There’s no time stamp on the video to indicate when the trio of ultra rare fish was actually filmed, but we assume this was very recent. Our logic, of course, being that we’d be so excited with the find that we wouldn’t be able to keep it in even in the slightest amount.
We don’t have much more than that at the moment and our Internet access is restricted to mobile devices currently, but we will follow up if any additional info surfaces.