Peppermint Angelfish Trickling into the US, First Stop Living Reef Orlando

LRO Peppermint Angelfish

Photo Credit: Living Reef Orlando (LRO)

It’s official. US aquarium hobbyists will be treated to the legendary peppermint angelfish, and it’s not just one fish that they will be seeing. Apparently, a handful of the holy grails of the angelfish world have made it stateside, and the first one we’ll be discussing is the tiny peppermint at Living Reef Orlando.

According to a recent post on Reef2Reef, the angelfish is sort of for sale, sort of not. LRO staff are holding off on listing the fish for sale until it settles in from its long journey from halfway across the world. After it gets situated, LRO will entertain offers, claiming that a 700-gallon aquarium that is currently being built will eventually be its home if it doesn’t sell.

We have confirmed that at least one other peppermint angelfish is in the US (excluding the Waikiki Aquarium’s specimen), and we should be getting images of it soon enough. We have also heard rumors that a few more may be around, but haven’t been able to confirm those.

  • D Leon

    I’m going to go see it tomorrow!

  • chris b

    Got a pic and vid of it over the holiday. Def. not as fat as the waikiki one so I hope he does ok. He’s in a dedicated 40g ish tank with some baingai and rock. They said they heard 1-2 didn’t make it and are only aware or theirs and the one in NJ. Amazing fish! After I went over to worldwidecorals and they had 2 albino yellow tangs – amazing!

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