Species: Aploemichthys Kingi
Tiger Angelfish are highly sought after by specialist aquarists and command hefty prices that few people can afford. They seem to enjoy cruising around a tank in a pattern that changes after every few rotations. They will definitely be happier in a bigger tank and do not seem to be aggressive towards other reef fishes. Because of their solitary nature and given the price of these fishes, it is probably safer to only have one in a tank. They are not fussy eaters and are easy to keep. Prices are high outside of South Africa and collectors have been reported to pay as much as USD 30000 for a healthy specimen.
First discovered on deep reefs of the Kwa Zulu Natal south coast, specimens have now been found in southern Mozambique and reportedly off Madagascar. Most specimens are reported to be seen at depths of 30 to 35 meters in Mozambique and Madagascar.
The Tiger Angelfish (Apolemichthys kingi) has long been one of the holy grails of Angelfish, and is considered one of the rarest fish on the planet. This fish will thrive in normal reef conditions, and will be the centerpiece of any tank that it is in. This Angelfish is in the genus Apolemichthys, so some care must be taken when introducing it to a reef aquarium. This fish will likely leave SPS coral alone
We have a limited amount coming in next week from Madagascar, direct from the collectors! Reserve yours today, simply click the link and click purchase. These fish will be ready for pick up or shipping after December 20th, in time for the holidays!